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Animal Proverbs: A dead duck’s mouth is hard
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ID: 4300 Intermediate
In this lesson, we're showing you three common proverbs related to ducks. They can be directly translated to "To herd the ducks onto a porch", "A cooked duck flies away", and "A dead duck's month is still hard". Do you know what they actually mean? Check out these proverbs with Joy and Joshua and learn how to apply them to daily life!
Sat Apr 11 2020 | Joshua, Joy
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|死鸭子嘴硬||sǐyāzizuǐyìng||lit. a dead duck’s mouth is hard (idiom); fig. as stubborn as a mule|
|赶鸭子上架||gǎnyāzishàngjià||lit. to drive a duck onto a perch (idiom); fig. to force someone to do what’s beyond one’s power|
sǐ yāzi zuǐ yìng
As stubborn as a mule.
sǐyāzizuǐyìng ”biǎoshì yī ge rén hěn gùzhí 。dàjiā dōu juéde tā shì cuò de ，tā què bù chéngrèn zìjǐ shì cuò de 。
“A dead duck’s mouth is hard.” means the person is stubborn to a fault. Everyone thinks he is wrong, but he doesn’t admit it.
tā zhè ge rén sǐyāzizuǐyìng ，nǐ bié làngfèi kǒushuǐ gēn tā chǎo le 。
He is as stubborn as a mule. Stop wasting your breath arguing with him.
nǐ bùyào sǐyāzizuǐyìng le ，shuōhuǎng le hái bù chéngrèn 。
Stop being as stubborn as a mule. You lied and denied your mistake.
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