2014年1月20日 星期一

Chinese Connections in Mandarin

有關係就沒關係 (traditonal)
沒關係就有關係

有关系就没关系(simplified)
没关系就有关系

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yǒu guān xì jiù méi guān xì
méi guān xì jiù yǒu guān xì


If you have good guanxi/relationships/connections with people
then everything doesn't matter (your life will get easier)
Vice versa

- this is one of the Chinese sayings, it conveys how we value our relatinships with others, and how we value our connections with people.
- But I don't value 關係/关系 as much as other Chinese/Taiwanese people do. Because it's just too tiring to build up connections with people, and it's too fake to me! I'd rather making friends with people and have relationships with them naturally. What do you think?