Michelle
Chinese idiom: 凿壁偷光 Kuang Heng was born in a poor family. He liked reading books very much. He needed to work at daytime, so he had to read books during night. However, he was too poor to buy a candle.  One day, he found his neighbour had candles, but the light couldn’t go through his room. Then, he dug a small hole on the wall so that he could use the light to read books. From that day, he read books every night until the light went out.  Soon, he finished reading all his books and there were no books for him to read. Then, he went to a rich man’s house and worked for him without payment. The rich man asked: “ Why don’t you want the money?” Kuang Heng said: “ Because I only want to borrow your books.” The rich man agreed. Kuang Heng read the books one by one.  Finally, he became a great scholar.
Sep 22, 2021 1:26 PM
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Chinese idiom: 凿壁偷光 Kuang Heng was born in a poor family. He liked reading books very much. He needed to work at daytime, so he had to read books during night. However, he was too poor to buy a candle. One day, he found his neighbour had candles, but the light couldn’t go through his room. Then, he dug a small hole on the wall so that he could use the light to read books. From that day, he read books every night until the light went out. Soon, he finished reading all his books and there were no books for him to read. Then, he went to a rich man’s house and worked for him without payment. The rich man asked: “ Why don’t you want the money?” Kuang Heng said: “ Because I only want to borrow your books.” The rich man agreed. Kuang Heng read the books one by one. Finally, he became a great scholar.
What is the meaning of this one? It will really help if you add the pinyin, too difficult to check otherwise.
Sep 22, 2021 2:19 PM
Chinese idiom: 凿壁偷光 Kuang Heng was born in a poor family. He liked reading books very much. He needed to work in the daytime, so he had to read books during the night. However, he was too poor to buy a candle.  One day, he found out his neighbour had candles, but the light couldn’t go through his room. Then, he dug a small hole in the wall so that he could use the light to read books. From that day, he read books every night until the light went out.  Soon, he finished reading all his books and there were no books for him to read. Then, he went to a rich man’s house and worked for him without payment. The rich man asked: “ Why don’t you want the money?” Kuang Heng said: “ Because I only want to borrow your books.” The rich man agreed. Kuang Heng read the books one by one.  Through his efforts, he became a great scholar.
I always love reading this kind of short story! It fills my heart with joy.
Sep 22, 2021 1:35 PM
Chinese idiom: 凿壁偷光 Kuang Heng was born in a poor family. He liked reading books very much. Due to his day work, he could only read books during night. However, he was too poor to buy a candle. One day, he discovered that his neighbour had candles, but the light couldn’t reach his room. Thus, he dug a small hole on the wall so that he could use the light to read books. From that day onwards, he read books every night until the neighbour's light went out. Soon, he finished reading all his books and there were no more books for him to read. Then, he went to a rich man’s house and worked for him without payment. The rich man asked: “ Why don’t you want the money?” Kuang Heng replied: “ Because I only want to borrow your books for reading.” The rich man agreed. Kuang Heng went on to read the books one by one. Finally, he became a great scholar.
great story!
Sep 22, 2021 1:41 PM
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Michelle
Language Skills
Chinese (Mandarin), English
Learning Language
English