凤毛麟角fèng máo lín jiǎo Seeking the unobtainable 九牛一毛jiǔ niú yī maó An insignificant amount. A trivial matter. 毛骨悚然maó gǔ sǒng rán Petrified with fright 皮之不存毛将焉附pí zhī bù cún maó jiāng yān fù Everything needs its proper environment for nurture 羊毛出在羊身上yáng maó chū zài yáng shēn shàng Unrealistic expectations. You get what you pay for 羽毛未丰yǔ maó wèi fēng Still too young and immature
Like most other things the Chinese invented their own version of the chess board game. There are strong reasons to suppose that the Chinese game象棋 Xiangqi or 'elephant game' is closer to the original form. The absence of a 'queen' piece and the strange rules for 'cannons' make this just as challenging a game as the version played in the West.
The traditional names for the planets in China associate the five planets visible to the naked eye to the five elements of traditional Chinese science. So Mercury is the water star; Venus the metal star; Mars the fire star; Jupiter the wood star; and Saturn the earth star. Read More
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