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栩栩如生 【xǔ xǔ rú shēng】

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Zhuangzi, a famous ancient philosopher writes a story in his biography, “Once I dreamed myself to be a butterfly, dancing vividly and beautifully, I was so fascinated that I almost forgot my own existence in the real world.” 


[Annotation] 栩栩: Vivid and lively.

[Definition] When a vivid and lively image of humans or other species is provided by literature or artworks.


* If you are interested in Chinese folk tales or ghosts stories, have a look at: https://chinesestoriesfolktales.quora.com/?invite_code=NkNYWkVvwCyX5IJDcpMJ 

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