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  • Sara From Capital Mandarin School
    Sara From Capital Mandarin School wrote:

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    In the Yuan Dynasty, each Mongolian family had a few horses. When two people met each other leading their horses, they always patted the crupper and touched the fat of the other’s horse with a casual praise “Good horse!” in order to win the hearts of horse owners. But later on, there were some people who didn’t care about the horse was strong or not just giving compliment.
    “拍马屁(pāi mǎpì)” means someone praises a lot to please others without regarding the reality. We can call that kind of peole suck-up “马屁精(mǎpì jīng)”. It can also be expressed as “拍××的马屁(pāi××de mǎpì)”or“给××拍马屁(gěi××pāi mǎpì)”.

    eg. 1、他没什么真本事,就会拍领导的马屁。

    Tā méi shénme zhēn běnshi ,jiù huì pāi lǐngdǎo de mǎpì.

    He doesn’t have any real ability, but only to butter boss up.


    Qíshí, “pāimǎpì ”yě shì hěn xūyào jìqiǎo hé fāngfǎ de, fǒuzé mǎpì jìu huì pāi dào mǎtuǐ shàng.

    In fact, brown-nosing also requires great skill and method. Otherwise, you will flatter others without achieving the desired purpose.

  • 叮噹叔叔 (令狐叮噹)


    Hahahahaha ... and I would bet that students will learn this from Sara's school :)

  • A豆腐
    A豆腐 wrote:

    Chinese Teachers and bosses love so much Tattletales and a Bootlickers, they always reward such behaviours.

    Loyalty without honor, was a traditional value from Imperial China, and the Chinese Communist party didn't see any reason to try to remove it.

  • 叮噹叔叔 (令狐叮噹)


    (continued) ... Sara, why dont you do as Lynn does?

  • A豆腐
    A豆腐 wrote:


    Luckily now Chinese young generation, especially who born after 1980 are with better sense about fair. This is what we are happy to see. Many of them with great value and excellent quality and open mind.

    No doubts about that, but the problem is how this new young generation is gonna pave the way in their jobs, when their old bosses love too much have loyal dogs and bootlickers instead of skillfull workers....

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