Chinese Idiom - To Read One's Face?!
There's a Chinese idiom we say 看人臉色 （kàn rén liǎn sè）
in Chinese. And according to Chinese dictionary
看 kàn - to see, look, read, watch
人 rén - people or person
臉 liǎn - face
色 sè - color or complextion
So literally it means " to read one's face color",
but the closest meaning in English might be
"at one's disposal".
Let's take an example in Chinese
wǒmen ná lǎobǎn de xīnshuǐ,
jiù dé yào kàn tā de liǎnsè zuòshì
(we receive our salary from the boss, so we have to
read his face and behave whatever makes him happy)
People usually show their emotions on the face, so if you
wanna know a person's mood, then reading his face is a
good way to go!
According to the example above, one needs to read his
boss's face, knowing the boss's mood then take actions
that whatever makes the boss happy.
So we'll be coming up with a video talking about
this interesting idiom again soon!
We hope you like today's idiom!
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