Zhang Wenzhuo's Blog – April 2012 Archive (2)

Chinese idiom - Putting the Finishing Touch to the Picture of a Dragon -- 画龙点睛 huà lóng diǎn jīng

In the Southern and Northern Dynasties Period (420-589), there was a painter named Zhāng Sēngyáo (张僧繇).

Once he visited a temple and painted on the wall four dragons, but gave none of them eyes. The onlookers felt…

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Added by Zhang Wenzhuo on April 6, 2012 at 8:00pm — 14 Comments

The story behind the idiom "A loss, no bad thing" in Chinese "塞翁失马,焉知非福"

In ancient times, there was an old man lived in 塞北. One day, one of his horses run over the Great Wall to their enemies Hu (胡人).

 

The folks came and comforted him, he said "Well, this is not necessarily a…

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Added by Zhang Wenzhuo on April 1, 2012 at 10:00pm — 13 Comments

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