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    What is the corresponding phrase for the chinese daily expression of 花心?

    Hi Everyone,

    In Chinese ,when someone isn't serious about the sexual relationship or is likely to have sex with other persons besides his wife or husband,people usually say he is a huaxing(花心)or he is very (hua).

    Could you please tell me the corresponding oral English?

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    Re: What is the corresponding phrase for the chinese daily expression of 花心?

    There may be many expression but easiest one is...
    He is a playboy.
    Or, He is cheating his wife.

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    Re: What is the corresponding phrase for the chinese daily expression of 花心?

    I think Ding is looking for a metaphor.

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    Re: What is the corresponding phrase for the chinese daily expression of 花心?

    He could be called a player or a swinger. If he has casual sex with friends of his, with no emotional ties or promises, that's sometimes called "friends with benefits."

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    Re: What is the corresponding phrase for the chinese daily expression of 花心?

    Thank you all for your prompt rely.I always can find my answers on this wonderful site.

    In chinese ,when we describe a swinger or a player,we usually use some phrases with Hua(花),Iwill just give two other examples here.I hope someone from china will offer more.

    one example is when someone is born in the second month in chinese calendar we usually say he has the destiny of peach flower,meaning he will have a lot of women in his life by nature.

    In chinese there is another idiom called 水性扬花(shui xing yang hua) to describe the person who is likely to have sexual relationship with others without emotional ties.

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    Re: What is the corresponding phrase for the chinese daily expression of 花心?

    one example is when someone is born in the second month in chinese calendar we usually say he has the destiny of peach flower,meaning he will have a lot of women in his life by nature.

    Lots of times in AE people will say about a male baby "He's going to break a lot of hearts when he's older," meaning he's a very cute baby and he'll grow up to be handsome and will have many different girlfriends before getting married.


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    Re: What is the corresponding phrase for the chinese daily expression of 花心?

    The corresponding word for the Chinese expression of "hua xing" 花心 should be "womanizing," or womanizer as a person. But if you want to be a bit more formal, use "philandering," or philanderer as a person.

    BTW, in case you don't know, "shui xing yang hua" can only be used to describe a woman, never a man.

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    Re: What is the corresponding phrase for the chinese daily expression of 花心?

    Wow, I am learning so much about English and Chinese.
    Thank you, Ouisch, cleung, and weiqun.

    I have a related question about Chinese, which I have asked
    in the forum "Other Languages" since I was not sure if
    it would be OK to ask as a follow-up question in this thread.

    Could you please see the following thread for my question?
    https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/o...tml#post112144

    Thank you

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