八仙过海,各显神通bā xiān guò hǎi, gè xiǎn shén tōng Everyone has their own special skills to contribute 刀山火海dāo shān huǒ hǎi An extremely difficult and dangerous situation 凡人不可貌相, 海水不可斗量fán rén bù kě mào xiàng, hǎi shuǐ bù kě dòu liàng Judging by appearance is dangerous 海纳百川 hǎi nà bǎi chuān We all shared a common destiny 人不可貌相,海水不可斗量rén bù kě mào xiàng, hǎi shuǐ bù kě dǒu liáng First appearances can be deceptive 人山人海rén shān rén hǎi Huge crowds of people
The Chinese dragon is no fire-breathing monster, in China they are regarded as powerful but benevolent. As dragons are masters of rain, water and sea they need to be brought on your side if you want a good harvest, and so they need suitable offerings. The Dragon boat festival held near midsummer is when everyone used to seek to placate the dragon kings.
Such an ancient language as Chinese has inevitably gathered very many characters and words that have histories going back hundred of years - far longer than any other currently spoken language. However the structure of Chinese language is quite easy to pick up and continues to be a source of fascination. Read More
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