'Local lingo: Express yourself!' Episode 26: 冰冻三尺,非一日之寒 ( Bing Dong San Chi Fei Yi Ri Zhi Han)

Wang Xinzhou Li Qian Li Yi
Ritchel Olpindo, an English teacher from the Philippines, learnt it from a Chinese friend when she felt discouraged, and the proverb really gave her an uplift.
Wang Xinzhou Li Qian Li Yi

Language is the road map of a culture.

In this column, we will invite expats to introduce their favorite Chinese words, phrases, idioms, poems and more in a one-minute video. We hope this will serve as a window through which you can better understand Chinese culture, mindset and wit.

The Chinese proverb is equivalent to "Roman wasn't built in a day." Ritchel Olpindo, an English teacher from the Philippines, learnt it from a Chinese friend when she felt discouraged, and the proverb really gave her an uplift. As she said, "Just like that frozen river, success needs time to set in."

Share with us the Chinese proverbs that you think are timeless. Please contact juliezhu@shanghaidaily.com.

Shot by Ritchel Olpindo. Edited by Wang Xinzhou. Reported by Li Qian. Subtitles by Wang Xinzhou.

'Local lingo: Express yourself!' Episode 26: 冰冻三尺,非一日之寒 ( <i>Bing Dong San Chi Fei Yi Ri Zhi Han</i>)
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