患难见真情huàn nàn jiàn zhēn qíng Only in a crisis do you know who your friends really are 情人眼里出西施qíng ren yǎn lǐ chū xī shī Beauty is in the eye of the beholder 心甘情愿xīn gān qíng yuàn Happy to do something; Delighted to help 一见钟情yī jiàn zhōng qíng To fall in love at first sight
The queue or 辫子 bianzi was the 'pigtail' that all Chinese men were forced to wear during the Qing dynasty. It was a hated symbol of subjugation under Manchu rule and you see it in films about China during this time. Not wearing the queue was considered treason and received the death penalty. The hair was plaited and never cut and so became very long. As well as the queue Chinese men had to shave off the hair from the front half of the head. Read More
Shuō daò zuò daò [shuo dao zuo dao]
speak arrive make arrive
Say and then make
Do what one says
Actions speak louder than words
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