2 Killing the Chicken to Warn the Monkey

2 Killing the Chicken to Warn the Monkey

If you ever want to teach someone a lesson to deter others from similar behavior, you’re 殺雞儆猴 (shā jī jìng hóu), literally killing (殺) the chicken (雞) to warn (儆) the monkey (猴), meaning punishing one person to warn others.


The Year of the Monkey starts February 8, 2016.

Chinese character: 殺Simplified Chinese: 杀
Chinese character: 雞Simplified Chinese: 鸡
Chinese character: 儆
Chinese character: 猴


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