Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Today's Chinese Lesson

Chinese: 肠断
Pinyin: cháng duàn
Literal: "intestines cut/broken/snapped"
Meaning: heartbreak

Isn't this interesting?? I found this just flipping through my Chinese-English dictionary. Having your "intestines cut" is an expression meaning heartbreak! Chinese people love food. If your intestines were cut, you'd be so sad because you couldn't eat anymore.

Also, flipping the characters (断肠 or duàn cháng) yields the same meaning.

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