Simple chinese dating phrases
"您先请"是礼貌("nín xiān qǐng" shì lǐ mào) - "After you" is good manners.
萝卜青菜，各有所爱(luó bo qīng cài , gè yǒu suǒ ài)- Every man has his hobbyhorse.
The most time-honored and popular Chinese sayings present wisdom or a concept in a short pithy idiom.
Many have just four Chinese characters like the Chinese web saying “no zuo no die”, recorded in the Urban Dictionary. Here’s a great collection of Chinese sayings and idioms with characters, pinyin pronunciation and English translation, to help you learn and enjoy the Chinese language, while understanding Chinese people’s attitudes, life, and values more deeply.
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Tweet 广交友，无深交(guǎng jiāo yǒu，wú shēn jiāo) -A friend to everybody is a friend to nobody.
Tweet 爱不是占有,是欣赏(ài bú shì zhàn yǒu, ér shì xīn shǎng)-Love is not about possession, it's all about appreciation.花有重开日，人无再少年huā yǒu chóng kāi rì, rén wú zài shào nián, - Flowers may bloom again, but a person never has the chance to be young again. 顾左右而言他 gù zuǒ yòu ér yán tā -Turning aside and changing the subject.