ㄕㄠˇ ㄐㄧㄢˋ ㄉㄨㄛ ㄍㄨㄞˋ shǎo jiàn duō guài lit. rarely seen, very strange (idiom) to express amazement due to lack of experience naive expression of excitement due to ignorance This is a cool one. It’s very simple, and has such an honest meaning. Not much else to say about it even. Enjoy 🙂 ↓簡體↓
ㄨˊ ㄈㄥ ㄅㄨˋ ㄑㄧˇ ㄌㄤˋ wú fēng bù qǐ làng lit. there are no waves without wind there's no smoke without fire there must be a cause for this there must be a reason So when I was writing the post for 漣漪 I learned this 成語. What I found interesting was that the verb used with waves and ripples is 起.
ㄐㄧㄥˇ ㄉㄧˇ ㄓ ㄨㄚ jǐng dǐ zhī wā lit. the frog at the bottom of the well fig. a person with a very limited outlook and experience So all of these posts with 井 in them made me want to share a 成語 with you. This is one of my favorites. Most 成語 have a story attached to them. I’m not going to presume to be good enough in Chinese to be able to accurately share these stories, but you can rather easily find them on the net.