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This is a phrase that is common in Japanese but it is obviously of Chinese origin. Can you tell me what is refers to in the Chinese language? Thank you.


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It's from the Yi-jing: http://chinese.dsturgeon.net/dictionary.pl?if=en&id=81901

It means that like-minded people like to find kindred spirits. The Yi-jing says that the cloud would follow the dragon, while the wind would follow the tiger...

From what I can see from comparing Japanese and Chinese chengyu dictionaries, the phrase seems to be used slightly differently in both languages, but I don't have the time to thoroughly investigate this...

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  • 4 weeks later...

yún lóng fēng hǔ 释义: 虎啸生风,龙起生云。指同类的事物相感应。

The wind comes when the tiger shout, The cloud comes when the dragon fly.

There is some induction between congeneric things.

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