Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Cheng Yu of the Day

Cheng Yu are Chinese idioms, usually four characters long, often associated with a story, either folk or historical. And there are THOUSANDS of them. I think I'll have learned over 100 from my texts this semester alone, along with a bunch on the side.

Today's is: Qi2 Lv2 Zhao3 Ma3 (the lv is a lu with an oomlaut over the u)

Ride donkey, search for horse.

It usually means to be with one girlfriend while on the lookout for another.

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