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Best Chinese Idioms [Chinese - English] by Situ Tan

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Published by China Books & Periodicals .
Written in English,


  • Chinese,
  • Chinese Language,
  • Foreign Language - Dictionaries / Phrase Books,
  • Language

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages322
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13076235M
ISBN 109622380336
ISBN 109789622380332

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  We’ve taken 50 practical Chinese idioms and put them together in a neat, organized e-book that’s essential for being fluent in Chinese. A lot of the chengyu are found from our blog posts under our “essential chengyu” category. What’s great is that this e-book has 50 of the most used and practical Chinese idioms. Early on, Chinese learners are sure to encounter 成语(chéng yǔ), 4 character idiomatic expressions carrying great cultural context and historical wealth. Mastery of chengyu is seen as a sign of intelligence and sophistication, and a strong grasp of them is necessary for true fluency. Because many areFile Size: 1MB. The book I study Chinese from (My Chinese Classroom) has a section at the end of each chapter called 'Chinese idioms you need to know' (as well as 'Chinese characters you need to know'). They're much more common ones than in the other book (things like 人山人海 or 言多必失) but it's a good thing for a text book to have.   As opposed to English, in Chinese it is impossible to clarify meaning by spelling a word out loud (by pronouncing the letters that compose it). Chinese characters cannot be "spelled" in this way. That is why when Chinese people talk to each other and there is a misunderstood word, they show what the character looks like by writing it with the.

We created a list of our favorite English idioms that have Chinese counterparts. Some of these idioms are rooted in history, some are quite similar in phrasing to their English equivalent, and some make chuckle-worthy and unexpected comparisons. Without further ado, here are our favorite English idioms that also exist in Chinese. 1.   The Chengyu, in Chinese 成语, are four character expressions that express a particular meaning, taken from the stories of classical are lots of Chengyu in the Chinese language and they get used quite a bit. When a foreigner manages to master the Chengyu – along with idiomatic expressions – both in written and spoken language, it means they have reached a very high level in. English idioms and proverbs and their Chinese equivalents. A kindle book written by orna taub. Most of the books available in this subject introduce Chinese idioms and proverbs and their English book is a unique book which gives the opposite introduces a rich amount of English idioms and proverbs in alphabeitical order,and their Chinese equivalents. Idioms is a special culture which is shaped in the daily lives of the local people, particularly the idioms of diet has a close relation with various elements, such as the eating custom, history, fairy tales, geographic situations. Also, different ways of translation on different diet idioms in English and Chinese will be analyzed in this article.

  The Mandarin word for idiom is 成语 and the most common types are four-character idioms. Ancient Chinese scholars loved their idioms and therefore most of these sayings that we take for granted in English have their roots in ancient Chinese literature. The purpose of this article is not, however, to delve into the etymology of each saying. The main problem with this book is the choice of idioms. There are , but they're not all in use or even recognized by native Chinese. I had a teacher (from China), one of the most educated people I've ever met, and she didn't recognize a good portion of these idioms. Furthermore, the book does not include the stories behind the idioms/5(13). FREE DOWNLOAD!Chinese is a language rich in idioms, owing to its ancient history. Many of them have survived to this day, lucky for us, as they’re full of sound advice that’s guided people for ages. We’ve collected ten of our favorite idioms into a FREE e-book and broken them down into English and Chinese so you’ll better understand the content. Even better, for the first time we’ve. An illustration of an open book. Books. An illustration of two cells of a film strip. Video. An illustration of an audio speaker. Chinese; English Title (alternate script) 中國成語精選 = Best Chinese idioms Author (alternate script).