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Chinese proverb of the week: 3

  Bù rù hǔxuè, yāndé hǔ zǐ? 不入虎穴,焉得虎子 If you don’t enter the tiger’s den, how will you get the tiger cub? Or, as we would say: Nothing ventured, nothing gained.

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Horse horse tiger tiger – mamahuhu

This is a wonderful Chinese word I’ve just learnt – mamahuhu. It translates literally as “horse horse tiger tiger” but what it means is “so-so”. I’ve been given several reasons for the origin of this expression, but the one I … Continue reading

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