负荆请罪fù jīng qǐng zuì Admit a fault and offer an apology
请问你叫什么qǐng wèn nǐ jiào shén me What is your name? 请座qǐng zuò Please sit down 请给我们些饺子qǐng gěi wǒ ménxiē jiǎo zǐ Please bring us some dumplings 请给我一双筷子qǐng gěi wǒ yī shuāng kuài zǐ Please bring me a pair of chopsticks
Jià jī suí jī, jià gǒu suí gǒu [jia ji sui ji, jia gou sui gou]
marry chicken follow chicken, marry dog follow dog
Marry a chicken and live with its ways, marry a dog and live with its ways
Changing approach and actions according to who you are with
When in Rome do as the Romans do
The red eyebrow 赤眉 rebellion was a grass roots rebellion fuelled by famine and high taxes. They showed their loyalty to the cause by painting their eyebrows and/or foreheads red. This was 2,000 years ago in the troubled reign of Wang Mang. Perhaps red was chosen as it was the dynastic color of the Han dynasty which Wang Mang had overthrown and the rebels sought to restore. Read More
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