Tuesday, January 28, 2014

The Year of Horse

Happy New (Chinese ) Year!
 This year is the year of horse. I have been drawing a lot of horses lately, although most of them look kind of like..... donkey. 

Okay, so Chinese New Year! We like to use the animal of the year to form a four-character idiom. This year I saw this idiom from my sister-in-law ---" 馬上有錢" !!!! It is so funny and brilliant!!

( horse)   ( on top/over )   ( have )    ( money )
when "馬上" combines and uses together, it means "immediately/ right away"

So the phrase
has double meaning.
" money on the horse" & " have/got money immediately"
So cool, huh?
The yellow thing on the horse is money. It's called yuan bao which was a type of silver or gold ingot currency used in Ancient China.
Thanks for stopping by :)

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