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.

Chinese Chengyu / Idiom 鸡飞蛋打 jifēidàndǎ or ‘to lose everything’.

Want to express that you will lose everything whatever you do? Then just say  the ‘eggs are broken and the chickens have flown away’ 鸡飞蛋打 jifēidàndǎ.

The video below explains the idiom rather well.

The Video also includes  ‘chicken feathers and garlic skin’  Or 鸡毛蒜皮 jīmáo suànpí. For a better explanation of this idiom click here.