81 Cantonese proverbs in one image.
February 26, 2014 2:09 PM Subscribe
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by graphic designer and cartoonist 阿塗 (Ah To) contains 81 Cantonese proverbs and idioms in one image. It was originally published on the Hong Kong website Passion Times
, and was inspired by a 1559 oil painting by Pieter Bruegel the Elder called Netherlandish Proverbs
The linked Wordpress blog Cantonese Resources is in the process of translating and explaining all of the depicted aphorisms in English. They include: to hit all the people on the ship with a punt pole
, to fly an elephant across the river, to not care that three sevens are twenty one,
and when one’s horse dies one has to walk.
Some probably don't mean what you'd guess!