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Three Monks and a Bad Apple
Equivalent Sayings in Chinese & English
In Chinese a bird in the hand is not worth two in the bush, it’s worth ten…
A black sheep is an unruly horse, and a drop in the ocean is a single hair from the hide of nine oxen.
Chinese and English are languages so unrelated that very few idiomatic expressions have passed between them, and thus modern Chinese is full of colourful ways to describe common human experiences that are completely new to native English speakers.
Three Monks and a Bad Apple collects a selection of English expressions and pairs them with their exact equivalent in Chinese. Great for Chinese language learners and a window into the Chinese way of thinking, each saying is accompanied by a full-colour illustration, translation and pinyin.