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Location: Shanghai

PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2003 4:59 am    Post subject: Chinese Proverbs Reply with quote

sometimes we just want a good laugh! Idea

Virginity like bubble, one pxxxk, all gone.

Man who run in front of car get tired

Man who run behind car get exhausted.

Man with hand in pocket feel cxxky all day.

Foolish man give wife grand piano, wise man give wife upright organ.

Man who walk through airport turnstile sideways going to Bangkok.

Man with one chopstick go hungry.

Man who scratch ass should not bite fingernails.

Man who eat many prunes get good run for money.

Baseball is wrong: man with four balls cannot walk.

Panties not best thing on earth but next to best thing on earth.

War does not determine who is right, war determine who is left.

Wife who put husband in doghouse soon find him in cat house.

Man who fight with wife all day get no piece at night.

It take many nails to build crib, but one screw to fill it.

Man who drive like hell, bound to get there.

Man who stand on toilet is high on pot.

Man who live in glass house should change clothes in basement.

Man who fish in other man's well often catch crabs.

Man who fart in church sit in own pew.

Crowded elevator smell different to midget
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Location: Nanjing, Jiangsu, China

PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2003 6:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Proverbs can form the basis for a good change-of-pace exercise for an intermediate class of college students, for example. Use it as an ice-breaker or time-filler, as follows. One student is picked to come to the front of the class. The teacher shows the student a Chinese proverb (in Chinese). The rest of the class cannot see. The student must then explain the proverb in English until someone in the class guesses correctly. Take care to explain the difference between literal and figurative meaning. The student must not use literal translation when explaining the proverb. I do not like this exercise for the reason it minimizes the number of people speaking, but it works as a brief time-filler. Students love their proverbs. Rely on the students to determine if someone guessed correctly if the teacher cannot hear the Chinese.
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