Articles tagged with: Chengyu
“Confucius’s children did not know about swearing at others, and Zengzi’s children did not know about anger. This could only come about because the parents were good at teaching them.” Zengzi’s method of teaching his children has been admired throughout history.
Here is a well-known ancient story about Zeng Zi teaching children.
Storyteller: Today I will tell a story about a world-wide popular idiom. According to wikipedia, there are at least 29 different versions of this idiom in different languages. The English version is: “Pot calling the kettle black”.
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During the Warring States Period of China, there was a king in the state of Liang. He liked to drive his people into war fighting with neighboring states. One day, he met Mencius, and asked: “As a king, I think I govern the state fairly well. If there is …
Storyteller: “There is no free lunch”, “Pie in the sky”. We all know these phrases. They tell us to take efforts and work hard towards our goal; and don’t depend on luckiness or miracle. There is a Chinese edition of story for the same idea, and IMHO, it’s more vivid and fun than the two phrases.
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This story happened more than 2,000 years ago, in the Warring States period of China (475-221B.C.). There was a young farmer in the state of Song. …