Daily Chinese Proverb: Listen

Posted by Charlie @ Discovering Mandarin Tuesday, 22 September 2009
This Chinese proverb is an important idiom, that is used worldwide. Generally meaning that you are listening attentively, it can also be used whe you are eager to listen to what someone has to say. This proverb can also be used as a polite request to speak.

The English variation below is certainly used when you are eager to hear something more than this Chinese version which is more about the respect of listening to what others say than wanting to hear something.

xǐ ěr gōng tīng
To listen with respectful attention

English Variation: I am All Ears
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