chapter  6
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Nature, animals, language (自然, 动物, 语言)

ByLiwei Jiao

Mountains are a part of objective reality, and blue mountains (青山) are a symbol of it in Chinese culture. 青山绿水 (blue mountains and green waters) is a synonym for beautiful scenery. We hope friendship lasts forever, just like the blue mountains never grow old and the green waters always flow on (青山不老, 绿水长流). 644 If you failed, a Chinese would comfort you with a saying 留得青山在, 不怕没柴烧 645 (keep to the blue mountains and you don’t have to worry about where to get firewood, while there is life, there is hope).

#206 Water (水)