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泼冷水 (pōlěngshuǐ) Pour cold water on / Dampen the enthusiasm of (Advanced)

Dec. 8, 2009

泼冷水 (pōlěnɡshuǐ) Pour cold water on / Dampen the enthusiasm of   

The character “泼 ()” means to pour or to throw; “冷 (lěng)” means cold

and “水 (shuǐ)” means water.



Tā běnlái jiù xìnxīn bù zú, nǐ jiù bié gěi tā pōlěngshuǐ le.

You should not pour cold water on him, for he is not confident.

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