hè lì jī qún
鹤 hè crane (bird)
立 lì stand at
鸡 jī rooster
群 qún group
Literal meaning: A crane standing among a group of roosters.
Connotation: To describe a person who is outstanding.
He is so smart. He totally stands out in his class.
shān méng hǎi shì
海 hǎi: sea
盟méng、誓shì: oath, promise
Meaning: The promise and oath made to a lover, for example: “I will love you forever.”
Use: It is only used for couples, regarding to love.
All the promises that he made are lying.