Jump to content
Learn Chinese in China

Could someone please explain me this; 都說仗義每多屠狗輩,負心多是讀書人

Recommended Posts

Site Sponsors:
Pleco for iPhone / Android iPhone & Android Chinese dictionary: camera & hand- writing input, flashcards, audio.
Study Chinese in Kunming 1-1 classes, qualified teachers and unique teaching methods in the Spring City.
Learn Chinese Characters Learn 2289 Chinese Characters in 90 Days with a Unique Flash Card System.
Hacking Chinese Tips and strategies for how to learn Chinese more efficiently
Popup Chinese Translator Understand Chinese inside any Windows application, website or PDF.
Chinese Grammar Wiki All Chinese grammar, organised by level, all in one place.

Your rough-and-ready, lowly types are more likely to do the right thing, it's the clever people who let you down. 


More literally, it says people who did one of the most despised jobs in past times, slaughtering dogs, were more often going to follow the code of righteousness, yi, living up to your word etc, whereas scholars would often not do what they promised.



  • Helpful 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

It's from a 對聯






But when you have the 都說 at the front it could be like "they say: 'blah blah blah blah' " with an implication that either what they say is right, more like "you know what they say..." OR it could be the opposite, with an implication that "they said it would be like this but it turned out to be lies!"

  • Helpful 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and select your username and password later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Click here to reply. Select text to quote.

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...