28 April 2019
In Chinese we have several idioms to describe “somebody perspired ”. I bring you a common one today .
☀️☀️💦😥 “ hàn rú yǔ xià ”汗如雨下
sweat like rain drop(literally )
✍🏻“hàn （汗）”means to perspire
✍🏻“yǔ （雨🌧️）”means rain
✍🏻 “rú（如）” means like
✍🏻“xià （下）” means to drop
The meaning of this idiom is somebody has perspired so much like raining on himself or herself . The situation of the idiom can be :
- when weather /temperature is hot
2. when you are too nervous
3. when someone fell sick , for example , with high fever .
4. when people doing physical exercise
Singapore this month is so hot that we can say it is easy to be
— “hàn rú yǔ xià （汗如雨下）。”☺️