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A 15-second film of Lai Yee writing -- notice the upright position of the brush


Just as it's difficult to directly translate from English to Chinese (an alphabet-based language to an ideogrammatic one), so too is it difficult to directly translate Chinese idioms into English thoughts or phrases. Often an idiom, such as “under the weather,” does not seem to make sense if taken literally. Someone unfamiliar with English idioms would probably not understand that to be “under the weather” is to be sick.

So, 'take with a grain of salt' , the following translations of famous Chinese idioms:




                 #1                               #2                             #3

#1    Possessing great energy
#2    A calm and peaceful being
#3    A cheerful, happy life


#4                               #5                             #8

#4    All of your wishes will come true
#5    No matter where, you are safe
#8    A perfect opportunity for you has been created


#10    Spend one dollar, receive a million


                #9                               #11                             #13

#9    A beautiful, perfect union or marriage
#11  A non-stop stream of wealth pours into your life
#13  You will live to be one hundred years old


#14                               #16                             #18

#14    Happy birthday
#16    You are well on your way to success
#18    You are sure to rise higher, to be promoted


              #19                               #20

#19    Your love together will last forever
#20    Successful completion is assured


Please note:
Lai Yee's calligraphy of Chinese idioms are written without English, but a definition will be included with your package.








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Revised: September 22nd, 2019

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