Animal Proverbs: Eat like a dragon, work like a worm Intermediate PREMIUM
Animal metaphors are prevalent in almost every language, but people from different cultures may regard the same animal differently. In Chinese proverbs, you will see a lot of animal metaphors to symbolize human actions.
In this lesson, we're showing you three common proverbs related to dragons. They can be directly translated to "When you’re out, you behave like a dragon. When you’re at home, you behave like a worm", "Hoping my son will become a dragon, hoping my daughter will become a phoenix", and "Dragons give birth to dragons, phoenixes give birth to phoenixes, and mice's sons can dig holes". Do you know what they actually mean? Check out these proverbs and learn how to apply them to daily life!
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