By Ling-Ling Lisa Shih
Now are you able to describe the tastes of the following items?
Now you have learned how to describe these tastes. Let’s learn a common phrase made of these four tastes: “suān tián kǔ là” （酸甜苦辣）.
“Suān tián kǔ là” （酸甜苦辣）is a four-letter Chinese idiom, consisting of four Chinese characters: sour, sweet, bitter and spicy hot; it is used to refer to “the joys and sorrows of life.”
酸甜苦辣是一个汉语成语，拼音是suān tián kǔ là，意思是指各种味道。比喻幸福、痛苦等各种境遇。
人生就是一个调味瓶。 Life is like a bottle of seasonings. 酸代表人生中的辛酸与努力； "Sour" represents hardships in life 甜代表你的幸福感觉； "Sweet" represents your sense of happiness 苦代表着你遇到的痛苦与磨难； "Bitter" represents sorrows and difficulties you experience in life 辣代表着你遇到的意外和令你激动的过往； "Spicy" represents the surprises and excitements in life. 咸代表着你时时品味的人生滋味。 "Salty" represents how you usually feel 好好品味你的人生吧，每一种滋味都是你的历练！ Savor your life. Every flavor enriches your life. https://zhidao.baidu.com/question/182273925.html
|1||酸甜苦辣||suān tián kǔ là||sour, sweet, bitter and spicy hot; fig. the joys and sorrows of life|
|2||酸||suān||sour; sore; aching|
|4||苦||kǔ||bitter; hardship; pain; to suffer|
|5||辣||là||hot (spicy); pungent|
Translation: The life between spouse should be like a pair of chopsticks: They can’t be away from each other and they taste everything together.