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you tou you lian 有头有脸


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Hi people,

Can someone explain to me what does this idiom 有头有脸 / YOU TOU YOU LIAN mean??

My chinese friend used it but when i asked him, he couldnt really explain it due to his poor english.

I am very interested to know the specific meaning.

Thank you for the explanation.

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and 丢脸 means the opposite.right?

I wouldn't say that. As far as I know, 有头有脸 refers more to a person's general social status, while 丢脸 is something that is descriptive of a situation or event. A person who 有头有脸 can do something that is 丢脸. I think 有面子/保全面子 are closer to being antonyms of 丢脸.

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