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Interesting Chinese Phrases

You may know what 'skating on thin ice' and 'in the same boat' mean in English, but what about Chinese? Find out about Chinese idioms in this quiz.


Quiz ID:#31493
Fun:** (2)
Difficulty:*** (2.36)
Category:Humanities > Linguistics
Created By:JQPublic**




#1   The Chinese phrase 'like fish to water' is equivalent to the English 'like a duck to water'.

#2   In what situations would you use the Chinese phrase 'walking on thin ice'?

#3   Many idioms in Chinese have exact equivalents in English: they share a common literal meaning as well as a common idiomatic meaning. Which of the following English idioms is not an example?

#4   In Chinese, if someone is like a lesser sorcerer seeing a greater one, he is dwarfed.

#5   In Chinese, what wouldn't you call a person who looks decent but has no morals?

#6   In Chinese, what would you say if two people or things are cast in the same mould?

#7   The English phrase 'in the same boat' means exactly the same thing in Chinese.

#8   Saying that someone 'drinks vinegar' in Chinese is like saying that the person is 'seeing green' in English.

#9   What does 'hair-raising' mean in Chinese?

#10   In Chinese, if you 'smash the cauldrons and sink the boats', that means you've burnt your boats.

#11   Which of the following Chinese phrases does not mean the same thing as the rest?

#12   Chinese has the saying 'blood is thicker than water'.

#13   In Chinese, if your advice is 'like water off a duck's back', it's neglected.

#14   What phrase would be the equivalent of saying 'where there's a will, there's a way' in Chinese?





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