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Animal Proverbs: Perform like a workhorse

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ID: 4236 Intermediate
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 horses. They can be directly translated to "A good horse doesn't eat the grass behind him", "A good horse gallops without stopping", and "You meant to pat the horse's butt, but you ended up patting on its leg". Do you know what they actually mean? Check out these proverbs and learn how to apply them to daily life!
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好马不吃回头草 hǎomǎbùchīhuítóucǎo A smart person does not dwell on past actions.
回头 huítóu to turn one's head
好马不停蹄 hǎomǎbùtíngtí A good person should perform like a workhorse.
hǎo mǎ bù chī huítóu cǎo 。
A smart person does not dwell on past actions.
zài yǐqián de Zhōngguó gōngzuò wénhuà lǐmiàn ,rén yī líkāi le gōngsī ,jiù bùhuì zài huídào gōngsī gōngzuò le 。
In the old Chinese working culture, once people left the company, they wouldn’t go back to the company and work again.
hǎomǎbùchīhuítóucǎo 。xiàyīge nánpéngyou huì gènghǎo 。
A smart person does not dwell on past actions. The next guy would be better.
hǎomǎbùchīhuítóucǎo 。zhǎo xīn de gōngzuò ba !
A smart person does not dwell on past actions. Why not look for a new job?
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