Daily Chinese Proverb: To Fish in Troubled Water

Posted by Charlie @ Discovering Mandarin Saturday, 17 October 2009
This Chinese proverb describes someone taking advantage of a confused situation. It is similiar in use to 趁火打劫 (to loot a burning house.)

hún ​shuǐ ​mō ​yú​
to fish in troubled water

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  1. Anonymous Says:
  2. And the opposite is...

    雪 Snow
    中 In
    送 Deliver
    炭 Charcoal

    Imagine you have to deliver charcoal to someone to keep him warm during heavy snow fall.

  3. That is a great proverb. Going the extra mile to complete your duty.

    I will add that one next week I think.



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