A Cognitive Study of “Happiness” Metaphors in English and Chinese Idioms

Peilei Chen


Happiness is one of the basic human emotions. This paper takes the metaphorical expressions of “happiness” in English and Chinese idioms as the objects of research. The effort is made to find the differences and similarities between English and Chinese metaphorical systems of emotional concepts and the causes of these differences and similarities so as to help people further understand the nature of emotional metaphors.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5539/ach.v2n2p172

Asian Culture and History   ISSN 1916-9655(Print)   ISSN 1916-9663 (Online)

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