jī máo suàn pí 鸡毛蒜皮 Trivial things: A Chinese Idiom

Ever wanted to say to someone in Chinese that that something is unimportant or trivial and why do want to make a fuss about it

Well here is the expression. Tell the person you are arguing with that the matter  is just ‘chicken feathers and garlic skin’  Or 鸡毛蒜皮 jī máo suàn pí.

Watch this video above to get an idea of where the expression came from.

Author: Adam

My name is Adam. I have a degree in Chinese History from SOAS and a masters in International Politics focused on China from the same university. I have travelled around China 9 times and since 2000 I have travelled every year for two months. I guess I kind of like the place!

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