蜡烛照亮别人,却毁灭了自己là zhú zhào liàng bié rén, què huǐ miè le zì jǐ Helping others at the cost of not helping yourself 习惯成自然xí guàn chéng zì rán Habit becomes engrained 自高自大zì gāo zì dà Full of conceit and ego 自愧弗如zì kuì fú rú Ashamed of oneself 自我陶醉zì wǒ táo zuì Conceited and arrogant 自相矛盾zì xiāng máo dùn To speak in contradictions
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
When you start learning Chinese you soon across the fact that there are two written forms still in use, the simplified form used in China and the old, traditional form still used in Taiwan, Hong Kong and other overseas Chinese communities. With 4,000 years of use the written Chinese language has many archaic features. On formation of the Peoples Republic an ambition reform programme of the script was instigated which has made the learning of the characters far easier.
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