Chinese idioms infographics have been the most popular category in VividChinese.com. So here is another one filled with useful Chinese idioms, “Food-Related Chinese Idioms” infographic.

We have included 5 categories, 3 idioms each, for a total of 15 sayings.

It is our first time publishing an infographic with video (from Carol at Growmommy.com) together!

肉类  ròu lèi Meat

  • 挂羊头卖狗肉   guà yáng tóu mài gǒuròu
  • 肉包子打狗  – 有去无回 ròu bāozi dǎ gǒu – yǒu qù wú huí
  • 鸡毛蒜皮   jī máo suàn pí

 

淀粉类  diànfěn lèi Starch

  • 僧多粥少   sēng duō zhōu shǎo
  • 不为五斗米折腰  bú wéi wǔdǒu mǐ zhéyāo
  • 画饼充饥   huà bǐng chōng jī

 

植物类  zhíwù lèi Plants

  • 倒吃甘蔗   dào chī gānzhè
  • 哑巴吃黄连   yǎbā chī huánglián
  • 姜是老的辣   jiāng shì lǎo de là

 

流质类  liúzhì lèi Fluid

  • 分一杯羹   fēn yībēi gēng
  • 饮水思源   yǐn shuǐ sī yuán
  • 望梅止渴   wàng méi zhǐ kě

 

甜食类  tiánshí lèi Sweets

  • 同甘共苦   tóng gān gòng kǔ
  • 甘之如饴   gān zhī rú yí
  • 口蜜腹剑   kǒu mì fù jiàn

 

Simplified Chinese Version

 

Video Credit to Carol from Growmommy.com 

Voice Over: Carol

 

 

Traditional Chinese Version

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