rén zhōng zhī lóng
Literal: A dragon among men.
A metaphor for a hero among people.
yè gōng hào lóng
Literal: Ye Gong loves dragons (Ye Gong was a noble of Chu in the Spring and Autumn period).
A metaphor for saying you like something but actually not really liking it.
èr lóng xì zhū
Literal: Two dragons playing with pearls.
Two dragons facing each other, playing with an orb.
huà lóng diǎn jīng
Literal: Drawing a dragon with their eyes.
A metaphor for using a few points to make contents vivid and powerful when writing articles or making speeches.
yú lóng hùn zá
Literal: Fishes and dragons mixing
A metaphor for saying good people and bad people mix together.
bǐ zǒu lóng shé
Literal: The brush moves as dragons and snakes.
Describing a calligraphy that is vivid grand.
shēng lóng huó hǔ
Literal: Born a dragon and live as a tiger.
Describing someone who is lively and energetic.
lóng shēng jiǔ zǐ
Literal: A dragon that gives birth to nine sons.
A metaphor for brothers who have different qualities and hobbies.
yú yuè lóngmén
Literal: A fish leaping over the dragon gate.
A metaphor for a career success or a rising status.
wàng zǐ chéng lóng
Literal: Hoping that your son will become a dragon.
Describing parents who hope their children can achieve academic and career success.
lóng fēi fèng wǔ
Literal: Flying dragon dancing phoenix
Originally used to describe the winding and majestic mountains. Later it used to describe powerful calligraphy strokes.
shénlóng jiàn shǒu bùjiàn wěi
Literal: To see a heavenly dragon’s head but not its tail.
A metaphor for someone who disappears as soon as they appear. It is also a metaphor for one’s flickering words, making them unpredictable.