image courtesy of Today, when Chinese people celebrate the New Year, there's a tradition to offer each other Mandarin oranges. As many sources say, the Mandarin oranges should be offered in pairs, ...
For example, as a sarcastic remark in the sense of "pedantic" or "know-it-all"?
I was chatting with a Chinese penpal recently and when I asked "what are you doing?", I received the following answer: 吃东西，你呢？ Now, "东西" means "east and west" and so "吃东西" literally means ...