Chinese Idioms:The Frog at the bottom of the Well (井底之蛙, Jing di zhi wa)

"Bajan," Chinese Style

284487521884437891Hi everyone and welcome to this weeks issue of “Bajan,’ Chinese style. Today we are going to take a look at one of the most well known and beloved Chinese fables, known as, ” The Frog at the bottom of the Well.” 

There was once a frog who lived in the bottom of a well. One day while he was searching for food right outside of this well, he happened across a turtle, who had just returned from a long voyage across the ocean.

chinese-confuciusThe Frog immediately leapt upon this opportunity to boast about his home to the Turtle. He shouted, “Hey! Isn’t my home simply divine! I’m so happy here. If I want, I can hop and dance here all day, and if I’m tried can do soak myself in the water in the well. Sometimes, I can relax in the soft silt and even take walks in…

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