Due to the lack of Xi speeches in the past week, we’ve selected a thematic 俗语 from our Chinese proverbs study guide by Dr. Liwei Jiao:
bìng cóng kǒu rù，huò cóng kǒu chū
Character To Character translation:
illness-from-mouth-enter, disaster-from-mouth-come out
Disease enters by the mouth and trouble comes out of the mouth; mind your words
mind your Ps and Qs // Think before you speak.
Búyào dāngzhòng suíbiàn fābiǎo pínglùn，~。
English translation: Don’t comment casually in public. Mind your words.
Dr. Liwei Jiao’s 俗语 study guide “Religious, Political, and Philosophical Proverbs“