China and Friendship II

Chinese emphasis on friendship can be shown by how many famous sayings they know about friendship. How many do you know from your own culture?

We know that friendship can be used for good or bad, and in China we have seen both.  However, the connectedness of Chinese people with friends and their desire for connectedness is something we should undertand here, and learn for good purposes.

-Set great store on friendship情意重千斤。

-Between friends all is common朋友之间不分彼此。

-Old friends and old wine are best陈酒味醇老友情深。

-The friendship of gentlemen is like pure fresh water君子之交淡如水。

-A bosom friend from afar brings a distant land near海内存知己天涯若比邻。

-A long journey on a horse can show you its strength; knowing a man over many

 experiences shows you what is in his heart . 路遥知马力日久见人心。

-For a congenial friend a thousand toasts are too fewin a disagreeable conversation one

 word more is too many酒逢知己千杯少,话不投机半句多。

-A gentleman acts on behalf of an understanding friendas a woman makes herself beautiful

 for her lover士为知己者用,女为悦己者容。

This is just a listing of the most famous. Click here to get the whole list.

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