Discussion » Chinese Language & Culture » May you live in interesting times º_O

  • A豆腐
    A豆腐 wrote:
    <p><br /> "It's better to be a dog in a peaceful time than be a man in a chaotic period" <br />寧為太平犬,不做亂世人<br /><br /><span title="Haz clic para obtener otras posibles traducciones">political</span>&nbsp;<span title="Haz clic para obtener otras posibles traducciones">conservatism</span>, wisdom of life, lost in translation, or what?<br /><br />thumbs up or down for this old saying??&nbsp;what are your opinions?</p>
  • Martin Svean
    Martin Svean wrote:

    does it have to be a dog? why not a cat?

  • Ejdnzlaj
    Ejdnzlaj wrote:

    alternatively: "Its better to live as a lion for a day than as a lamb for a lifetime"

  • Ejdnzlaj
    Ejdnzlaj wrote:

    The phrase gets a little lost in translation though. If I remember correctly it's not using the word "dog" with as negative connotations as it would in English. I think it's like, in times of peace dogs can chill on the streets in the sun, and that is better than being human and having your life all messed up by war. 

  • 随便叫兽
    随便叫兽 wrote:

    My country hasn't seen war on its own soil in over a century, but I wouldn't call it peace so much as malaise and acquiescence. There is no peace without justice.

  • A豆腐
    A豆腐 wrote:

    Thanks for your opinions ;)  I have found several times this chinese saying in these years, but the comments usually didn´t go beyond of point out -political conformism-.

    Anyone knows where did this chinese saying and -乱世出英雄-come? the quote

  • Saint - Spartacus

    北极熊要绝种了

    因为冰山融化了 2012 到来了, 做个企鹅也是只能多活个几年

    各位

    石油要开发到北极去了,人类越来越‘’伟大‘’了

    the Heros ? for who for which benifice ?

  • Saint - Spartacus

    if i want to pretect the last animal then MAY I HAVE A CHOICE º_O ?

  • Saint - Spartacus

    thanks , lol, i know i type always wrong words

    now it's enough  乱世 To 出英雄 

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