Why Chinese is interesting

A friend was feeling upset and posted this on Facebook: Life is like grass. 人生如草

We could have consoled her by saying: take care, life’s not that bad and so on. But if you were good in Chinese, you could say:

野火烧不尽 春风吹又生

Sounds more poetic, right? This means the fire can’t burn all the grass and the grass will grow again once spring comes, signifying the strength of life. This originated from poet 白居易。

So, don’t give up on your Chinese language, it’s really pretty fun!