Animal Proverbs - Hit the snake 7 inches below its head 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 snakes. They can be directly translated to "Hit the snake 7 inches below its head", "Once got bitten by the snake, and ended up being afraid of the straw ropes for ten years", and "A greedy man is like a snake that wants to swallow an elephant". Do you know what they actually mean? Check out these proverbs and learn how to apply them to daily life!
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