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Join Laszlo Montgomery for weekly episodes on Chinese sayings. These commonly used phrases are succinct yet conceal rich meaning and stories. Whether you speak Chinese or not, enjoy some stories and maybe pick up a phrase or two.
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S2E10-You Smell That?-不知肉味
In the CSP Season 2 finale Laszlo picks out a good one featuring China's most famous person from ancient times. Today with our smartphone-obsessed lifestyles you can say we too sometimes don't notice the smell of meat. 不知肉味 TERMS FROM THIS EPISODE: Master Kǒng, Kǒngzi 孔子 Confucius Lúnyǔ 论语 the Analects of Confucius chéngyǔ 成语 Bù Zhī Ròu Wèi 不知肉味 Bù 不 no or not Zhī 知 to know, the verb Bùzhī 不知 don't know Ròu 肉 meat wèi 味 the taste of something Wèi Rú Jī Lèi 味如鸡肋 tastes like chicken ribs Chūnqiú 春秋 Spring and Autumn Period Zhōu Dynasty 周朝 Ancient dynasty that ran from 1046-256 BCE Yīgǔ Zuòqì 一鼓作气 From episode S2E08, give it all your got in one effort Lǔ 鲁 State in present day Shandong Qí 齐 neighboring state of Lu Línzī 临淄 Capital of Qi Sháo 韶乐 An ancient music form of which Confucius was a big fan Emperor Shun 舜帝 one of the mythical Five Emperors Zībó 淄博 City in Shandong Shāndōng 山东 Coastal province in north China Qīng dynasty 清朝 The Qing Dynasty 1644-1911 Sān Yuè 三月 three months sān 三 three yuè 月 month