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Learning Article : 5 Chinese Idioms Describing A Foolish Action

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Why did the thief cover his ears to steal a bell? Because he was a fool... Learn the stories behind this and other useful Chinese idioms about times when people just didn't have common sense.

Apr 2, 2017 12:00 AM
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你说的是 “对牛弹琴” 吗?我还是第一次听到 “对牛谈情” 的说法。哈哈,你爸爸好有趣~

April 2, 2017
应该是 “对牛谈情” 吧?“对牛弹琴” 听上去奇怪,应为我家人一直说是 “跟牛商量感情” 的意思。如果没听过的话,那可能是某个地区的话。
April 2, 2017


My favorite idiom for calling out someone acting like a fool is 对牛谈情 (duì niú tán qíng). This idiom means "discussing one's feelings with a cow" (literally: "toward cow discuss feelings") and is used to call someone out for wasting their breath spouting useless words at someone or something who/that doesn't understand what they're saying at all. When I was younger, my dad loved to talk to babies and pets about sports stars and statistics, so every time he'd start doing it, my mom would call him out for 对牛谈情.

April 2, 2017
Interesting article, but at the same time makes you wonder ))) thank you... it was funny to read)))
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