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Brotherly and Sisterly Love

China shǒu zú qíng
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This is the love between siblings. When you love, protect, care for, and have a deep bond that only brothers or sisters can.

The actual translation is "Hand and Foot" but it is said the relationship between brothers or sisters is like that of hands and feet. They belong together, and complete the body. Even though this says "hand and foot," it will always be read with the brotherly and sisterly love meaning in Chinese.

Note: During the past 20 years, the "One child policy" in China is slowly making this term obsolete.

Push or Knock

To weigh one's words
China fǎn fù tuī qiāo
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During the Tang Dynasty, a man named Jia Dao (born in the year 779), a well studied scholar and poet, went to the capital to take the imperial examination.

One day as he rides a donkey through the city streets, a poem begins to form in his mind. A portion of the poem comes into his head like this:

"The bird sits on the tree branch near a pond,
A monk approaches and knocks at the gate..."


At the same time, he wondered if the word "push" would be better than "knock" in his poem.

As he rides down the street, he imagines the monk pushing or knocking. Soon he finds himself making motions of pushing, and shaking a fist in a knocking motion as he debates which word to use. He is quite a sight as he makes his way down the street on his donkey with hands and fists flying about as the internal debate continues.

As he amuses people along the street, he becomes completely lost in his thoughts and does not see the mayor's procession coming in the opposite direction. Jia Bao is blocking the way for the procession to continue down the road, and the mayor's guards immediately decide to remove Jia Bao by force. Jia Bao, not realizing that he was in the way, apologizes, explains his poetic dilemma, and awaits his punishment for blocking the mayor's way.

The mayor, Han Yu, a scholar and author of prose himself, finds himself intrigued by Jia Dao's poem and problem. Han Yu gets off his horse, and addresses Jia Bao, stating, "I think knock is better." The relieved Jia Bao raises his head, and is invited by the mayor to join the procession, and are seen riding off together down the street exchanging their ideas and love of poetry.

In modern Chinese, this idiom is used when someone is trying to decide which word to use in their writing or when struggling to decide between two things when neither seems to have a downside.


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Characters

If shown, second row is Simplified Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

恋愛

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Japanese rena れんあ
 rea れあ
 rabu らぶ
 kokoa ここあ
Japanese (n,vs,adj-no) love; love-making; passion; emotion; affections; (female given name) Ren'a; (female given name) Rea; (female given name) Rabu; (female given name) Kokoa

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阴道

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Mandarin yīn dào / yin1 dao4
Taiwan yin tao
Japanese kagemichi かげみち
Chinese vagina
Japanese (1) vagina; (2) love-making technique; (surname) Kagemichi

叫床聲


叫床声

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Mandarin jiào chuáng shēng / jiao4 chuang2 sheng1
Taiwan chiao ch`uang sheng / chiao chuang sheng
Chinese to moan (in bed); cries of pleasure during love-making

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純愛路線

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Japanese junairosen じゅんあいろせん
Japanese (yoji) (going) the pure love stories route (in movie making)

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メークラブ

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Japanese meekurabu メークラブ
Japanese (noun/participle) making love

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メイクラブ

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Japanese meikurabu / mekurabu メイクラブ
Japanese (noun/participle) making love

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メーク・ラブ

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Japanese meeku rabu メーク・ラブ
Japanese (noun/participle) making love

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メイク・ラブ

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Japanese meiku rabu / meku rabu メイク・ラブ
Japanese (noun/participle) making love

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A professional Chinese Calligrapher

Professional calligraphers are getting to be hard to find these days.
Instead of drawing characters by hand, the new generation in China merely type roman letters into their computer keyboards and pick the character that they want from a list that pops up.

There is some fear that true Chinese calligraphy may become a lost art in the coming years. Many art institutes in China are now promoting calligraphy programs in hopes of keeping this unique form of art alive.

Trying to learn Chinese calligrapher - a futile effort

Even with the teachings of a top-ranked calligrapher in China, my calligraphy will never be good enough to sell. I will leave that to the experts.


A high-ranked Chinese master calligrapher that I met in Zhongwei

The same calligrapher who gave me those lessons also attracted a crowd of thousands and a TV crew as he created characters over 6-feet high. He happens to be ranked as one of the top 100 calligraphers in all of China. He is also one of very few that would actually attempt such a feat.




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The following table is only helpful for those studying Chinese (or Japanese), and perhaps helps search engines to find this page when someone enters Romanized Chinese or Japanese

Title CharactersVarious forms of Romanized Chinese
Brotherly and Sisterly Love 手足情shǒu zú qíng
shou3 zu2 qing2
shou zu qing
shouzuqing
shou tsu ch`ing
shoutsuching
shou tsu ching
Push or Knock 反復推敲
反复推敲
fǎn fù tuī qiāo
fan3 fu4 tui1 qiao1
fan fu tui qiao
fanfutuiqiao
fan fu t`ui ch`iao
fanfutuichiao
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In some entries above you will see that characters have different versions above and below a line. In these cases, the characters above the line are Traditional Chinese, while the ones below are Simplified Chinese.










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