Banazîr the Jedi Hobbit (banazir) wrote,
Banazîr the Jedi Hobbit

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Idioms are great stuff, but as those of you who work in comptranslation know, there's basically no way at present to translate them save by lookup table.

I've found a few online for Chinese proverbs such as to be old and not die is to be a thief (老而不死是為賊) and by a long road shall a horse's full strength be known;
by the test of time shall a person's true heart be revealed
(路遥知马力,日久见人心), but for someone with my nearly non-existent vocabulary, it's rather difficult to look these up and verify that they're correct.

Tags: chinese, chinese culture, quotations

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