镜花水月jìng huā shuǐ yuè Beautiful but unattainable dreams. Unrealistic ambitions 月到中秋分外明, 每逢佳节倍思亲yuè dào zhōng qiū fèn wài míng, měi féng jiā jié bèi sī qīn Longing to see family far away 月下老人yuè xià laǒ rén Someone enabling people to meet with marriage in mind
这个月zhè gè yuè this month 下个月xià gè yuè next month 上个月shàng gè yuè last month 一个月yī gè yuè one month
The silkworm (the caterpillar of the silkworm moth Bombyx mori) munches its way through many leaves so it can later build a cocoon. White mulberry is the preferred foodstuff for producing silk but other leaves will do. It takes 9 pounds [4 kgs] of leaves to produce just 0.4 ounces [10.0 grams] of silk. A single cocoon can give up to a mile of silk thread. Read More
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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