Thursday, June 07, 2007

Impressions from China - Mandarin 101 - Idioms

入乡随俗 (rù xiāng suí sú )

Literally, it means to enter a village, to follow the custom.

The English equivalent would be: "When in Rome, do as the Romans do."

I am sure there are many other sayings in other languages which mean the same thing; nonethelss, I was surprised to discover this saying in Chinese. Goes to show how limited my Chinese vocab is.

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