Cantonese Corner

Cantonese Corner 55

The Cantonese Ambassador teaches us three new idioms. Follow along with the lesson on DIU Pod 55 (starting at the 42:55 mark).

識途老馬 (sik1 tou4 lou5 maa5)
A
very experienced person. Literal translation: knowing road, old horse

亡羊補牢 (mong5 joeng4 bou2 lou4)
To avoid worse losses if something goes wrong. Literal translation: busy, sheep, repair, cage 

殺鷄儆猴 (saat3 gai1 ging2 hau4)
Punishing someone to show others the consequences. Literal translation: kill chicken, warn monkey

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