HEY asked in 社會及文化語言 · 6 years ago

proverbs meaning

what is the meaning of 'lip courtesy pleases much and costs little' ?

please give me the meaning in both chinese and english

thanks

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  • 6 years ago
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    "Lip courtesy pleases much and costs little."

    is an Italian proverb.

    字面上的意思:

    It is effortless yet delightful to be polite in speech.

    禮貌的言語是毫不費力又討人喜歡(令人愉快)的。

    There is a similar English proverb:

    "Courtesy costs nothing." (直譯:禮貌不須付出什麼代價)

    Similar proverb in Chinese:

    禮多人不怪 、彬彬有禮,惠而不費

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