Chinese Tuesdays: Like a fish in water


如鱼得水 (rúyúdéshuǐ), “Like a fish back in water”, is so close to the English expression “A fish out of water” but means the opposite, to be happy to be back in one’s natural surroundings.

To me, looking at how different languages coming from vastly different cultures still depend on the same basic imagery to describe feelings and situations, it shows how similar we all are.

Every Tuesday on the Anthill, Sam Duncan posts a langauge titbit from his blog. Read them all here