Learn to speak Chinese-Ren Shan Ren Hai
Posted by: Mandarin.Garden (IP Logged)
Date: June 08, 2015 02:04AM
One of the major problems in the past and the present is the over population in China. There are people everywhere.I took a course on culture difference at Mandaringarden that was a lot of fun. What I remember about the course was that the Americans demand the most distance between each other to feel comfortable. America is big and have lots of space. It was possible to make an American angry by getting too close. Consequently it is easy to see who are close friends by the distance between them. When in China people are touching each other all the time but not in an aggressive way. It just is. It is something that happens naturally and doesnâ€™t have any meaning. If that happens in Spain or Italy it is usually a man making a pass at a woman and has quite other connotations. In China, the Cheng yu Ren Shan Ren hai is used a lot. It means there are lots and lots of people. Ren means people, Shan means mountain and Hai means sea. In English we would say a Sea of people. The Chinese equivalent is Ren Shan Ren Hai. When you find yourself in a situation like that, just relax as that is China and learn to speak the Chinese idiom-Ren Shan Ren Hai.