Lifelike and Realistic – No-Nonsense Chinese Idioms

It’s Thursday – which means another no-nonsense Chinese idiom:

栩栩如生(栩栩如生)

Pinyin: xŭ xŭ rú shēng
English: realistic; lifelike

Lifelike - no-nonsense Chinese idioms

Usage

Traditional
這些栩栩如生的香蕉人像是藝術家刻出來的

Simplified
这些栩栩如生的香蕉人像是艺术家刻出来的

Pinyin
zhè xiē xŭxŭrúshēng de xiāngjiāo rénxiàng shì yìshùjiā kēchūlái de

English
These lifelike banana figures were carved out by an artist

Lifelike - no-nonsense Chinese idioms - Banana 2

Lifelike - no-nonsense Chinese idioms - Banana 3

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  • Wow. Carving bananas. What will Chinese think of next?

  • Those bananas are really strange. Wow, that’s actually creepy.