Learn Chinese Xiehouyu 学中文/歇后语

Learn Chinese Xiehouyu 学中文/歇后语

Learn Chinese Xiehouyu -Two-part Allegorical Sayings 学中文/歇后语

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Xiehouyu can be regarded as a Chinese word game. In a certain language environment, the first half is spoken, the second half is usually omitted( “Xie” ),but the sentence meaning can be comprehended and guessed.So such sentence is called Xie Houyu-Two-part Allegorical Sayings.

歇后语,可以看成是一种汉语的文字游戏。在一定的语言环境中,通常说出前半截,“歇”去后半截,就可以领会和猜想出它的本意,所以称它为歇后语。

Xiēhòuyǔ, kěyǐ kàn chéng shì yī zhǒng hànyǔ de wénzì yóuxì. Zài yīdìng de yǔyán huánjìng zhōng, tōngcháng shuō chūqián bànjié,“xiē” qù hòu bànjié, jiù kěyǐ lǐnghuì hé cāixiǎng chū tā de běnyì, suǒyǐ chēng tā wèi xiēhòuyǔ.

 

 

常见的歇后语 Xie Houyu-Two-part Allegorical Sayings

  1. ní púsàguò hé—zìshēn nánbǎo.

泥菩萨过河—自身难保。

The mud bodhisattva crosses the river—it’s hard to protect itself.

 

 

Learn Chinese Xiehouyu 学中文/歇后语

Learn Chinese Xiehouyu 学中文/歇后语

 

 

  1. Yǎbā chī huánglián ──yǒu kǔ shuō bu chū

哑巴吃黄连──有苦说不出

The dumb eats coptis ── can’t tell the bitter taste

 

  1. Wàishēng dǎ dēnglóng——zhàojiù (jiù)

外甥打灯笼——照旧(舅)

Nephew plays the lantern-light on uncle (as usual )

 

  1. Kǒng fūzǐ bānjiā——jìng shì shū (shū)

孔夫子搬家——净是输(书)

Confucius moves house-all lose (book)

 

  1. Lǎoshǔ shàng jiē——rén rén hǎn dǎ

老鼠上街——人人喊打

The mouse goes on the road-everyone shouts and beats

 

  1. Bāxiānguòhǎi——gè xiǎn shéntōng

八仙过海——各显神通

The Eight Immortals Crossing the Sea-Each Shows His Supernatural Powers

 

Learn Chinese Xiehouyu- 学中文/歇后语

Learn Chinese Xiehouyu – 学中文/歇后语

 

7.Xiáncài shāo dòufu–Yǒu yán (yán) zài xiān

咸菜烧豆腐-有言(盐)在先

Braised Tofu with Pickled Vegetables – There is a word (salt) first

 

8.Gézhe mén fèng chuīlǎbā-míng (míng) shēng zàiwài

隔着门缝吹喇叭-名(鸣)声在外

Blowing the horn through the door – the sound of the name (honking) is outside

 

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