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you're right ! she seems to have decided to act her age :( and be 定于一尊

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nnt

back to basis! (very Tory motto): 尊徳乐道 zun1 de2 le4 dao4

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Guest Barbara

from yesterday's 道听途说 I gathered, that they were talking about Tony, not Tory :P

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nnt

I meant what said: 说得出版做得到 shuo1 de chu1, zuo4 de dao4

( Tory = conservative in British English. Have you ever heard of someone called Major, John Major, a little less known than Bond, James Bond ?)

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Guest Barbara
I meant what said: 说得出版做得到 shuo1 de chu1' date=' zuo4 de dao4

( Tory = conservative in British English. Have you ever heard of someone called Major, John Major, a little less known than Bond, James Bond ?)[/quote']

出版么??? :lol:

I wouldn't dream telling you who was leader of the Tories when I used to live in England, you may never 'ave 'eard of 'im anyway, that's how long ago this was, SIGH!!! :roll: 到死丝方尽

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nnt

Keyboard switching is this tricky! :oops: Of course, there was no 版 character: 说得出做得到

Never mind, birds know it, flies know it, and everybody knows it: 尽人皆知 jin4 ren2 jie2 zhi1

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Guest Barbara

birds, flies and everybody may know "it", but 知人知面不知心 (talking about flies, would you know what the heart of fly looks like ??? :mrgreen:

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nnt

The more you worry, the likely the Devil will appear: 心里越怕鬼越来 xin1 li3 yue4 pa4 gui3 yue4 lai2.

As the Devil lies in the details, this detail can be a fly heart :!:

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Guest Barbara

now I know why I don't particularily like flies, thank you so much for making that clear for me :wink: the devil, at least, is to be relied on, because should someone come up to us, it is sure to be him: 来者不善,善者不来 8)

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nnt

The wrong person at the wrong time! He (or she) should know that to be the early bird is not enough: 来得早不如来的巧 lai2 de zao3 bu4 ru2 lai2 de qiao3

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Guest Barbara

ah well, early or late, as long as the expression is nice and leery :twisted: 巧言令色

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nnt

Everything is an illusion: 色即是空空即是色 :roll: se4 ji2 shi4 kong1, kong1 ji2 shi4 se4

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nnt

She's (I guess) really cute: 天姿国色 tian1 zi1 guo2 se4

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nnt

most of all, the :shock: eyes 双瞳剪水 shuang1 tong2 jian3 shui3

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Guest Barbara

pretty as she may be, you will never get her :P 水中捉月

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nnt

No problem, because 8) 月下老人 yue4 xia4 lao3 ren2 is a friend of mine

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Guest Barbara

lol! better pray, that 月下老人 won't get a 人老珠黄 for ya :wink:

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nnt

A nighmare is no reality, neither is day-dream 黄梁美梦 huang2 liang2 mei3 meng4, but I prefer the latter

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