Chinese Idioms - Chengyu

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    huí
    shēng
    èr
    huí
    shú
    一回生,二回熟
    yī huí shēng , èr huí shú

    Different translations of this Chinese idiom or chengyu

    • literally at first raw, later ripe; unfamiliar at first but you get used to it
    • strangers at first meeting, but soon friends
    • awkward at first but becoming skillful later
    • an acquired taste

    Word by word translation of this Chinese idiom

    one / 1 / single / a (article) / as soon as / entire / whole / all / throughout / "one" radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 1)
    huí
    to circle / to go back / to turn around / to answer / to return / to revolve / Hui ethnic group (Chinese Muslims) / time / classifier for acts of a play / section or chapter (of a classic book) / to curve / variant of 迴|回[huí]
    shēng
    to be born / to give birth / life / to grow / raw / uncooked / student
    èr
    two / 2 / stupid (Beijing dialect)
    huí
    to circle / to go back / to turn around / to answer / to return / to revolve / Hui ethnic group (Chinese Muslims) / time / classifier for acts of a play / section or chapter (of a classic book) / to curve / variant of 迴|回[huí]
    shú
    cooked (of food) / ripe (of fruit) / mature (of seeds) / familiar / skilled / done / also pr. [shóu]
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