Learn Chinese Idiom with @cn-reader: 叶公好龙

in chinese •  5 months ago


yè gōng hào lóng

Meaning: It means to profess to love something, but it is not really a hobby, or even a fear or disgust.

Lord Ye loved dragons, he has hooks and wine vessels carved with dragons. He also carved and decorated the living room with dragons. He loved dragons so much, when the dragon in heaven knew it, he descended from heaven to the house of Ye Gong, and the dragon's tail stretched out into the hall. Ye Gong saw the real dragon, turned around and ran away, scared like a lost soul, terrified, unable to control himself. According to this story , Lord Ye didn't really like dragons. All he liked was what looked like dragons, not dragons.


translated by :@asianetwork

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