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How 2 translate 有奶便是娘 [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2008-2-10 10:52:36 |Display all floors
as the title showed .

your help will be greatly appreciated .

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Whoever gives milk is a mom.

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This is an idiom in Chinese.

Originally posted by cryincold at 2008-2-10 10:52
as the title showed .

your help will be greatly appreciated .

成語     有奶便是娘
有奶就是娘 yǒu nǎi jiù shì niáng (or 有奶便是娘 yǒu nǎi biàn shì niáng) is a beautiful expression (although not very refined!) meaning 'whoever has milk is my mother'
釋義       
比喻趨利附勢,誰能給好處即願聽從,為之效勞。如:俗語說:有奶便是娘,只
要誰能給他好處,他就為誰辦事。This refers to the unscrupulous behavior of those who will do anything as long as you pay them.

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Originally posted by tumujerome at 2008-2-10 12:19
Whoever gives milk is a mom.

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Whoever feeds the man is his master.  有奶便是娘
Talk in English rather than talking about English.

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Post time 2008-2-10 21:53:26 |Display all floors
which is better, Whoever gives milk is a mom. or 'whoever has milk is my mother'?????
I think the later is better, because the prior condition is whoever has milk who doesn't necessarily give milk.
There are a lot of officials who are treated obsequiously may not help others, but he is influential---that is he has milk.

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