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Chinese Idioms

[Chinese Idioms] Learn Chinese - 墨守成规
When you learn Chinese, you may have found that some words' meanings have been changed. At the beginning, the word may be a commendatory term, however, it can become a derogatory term now. For instance, 墨守成规 is mostly used as a derogatory term, but it was once a commendatory term....
[Chinese Idioms] Learn Chinese Idiom - 班门弄斧
Learn Chinese idiom - 班门弄斧. The meaning of this term is to teach one's granny how to suck eggs. When you learn Chinese, if you plan to show your language skills to the local speakers before you learn it well, you should not be too proud since you may be considered as 班门弄斧....
[Chinese Idioms] Learn Chinese Idiom - 抛砖引玉
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[Chinese Idioms] Learn Chinese Idiom - 隔岸观火
If you want to learn Chinese culture, you can start by being familiar with Chinese idioms. 隔岸观火 is a popular term. The meaning of this idiom is to be apathetic or indifferent to others' misfortune or troubles. Obviously, this term can be used to describe those people who are not warm-hearted. But at the very beginning, 隔岸观火 is one of the Thirty-Six Stratagems....
[Chinese Idioms] Learn Chinese Idiom - 好高骛远
When you learn Chinese from your teacher, you may be taught to not be 好高骛远. Pinyin for 好高骛远: hào gāo wù yuǎn. You may have learned 好. Generally, this character is pronounced as hǎo and the meaning of this character is good, nice or fine. However, while it is pronounced as hào, it means "like, be fond of, be keen on." The meaning of this term is reaching for what is beyond one's grasp....
[Chinese Idioms] Learn Chinese Idiom - 南辕北辙
Today, I will lead you to learn Chinese idiom - 南辕北辙. This term comes from an old Chinese story. It is recorded that the emperor of Wei station wanted to attack Handan....
[Chinese Idioms] 饮鸩止渴[yǐn zhèn zhǐ kě]
If you want to learn Chinese quickly and understand the idioms while talking with Chinese people, you need to learn some popular idioms. The literal meaning of 饮鸩止渴 is that in order to quench one's thirst, one tries to drink the poisonous wine. It is used to describe the situation while someone tries to use the bad solution to handle the immediate difficulties without considering the serious consequence....
[Chinese Idioms] 狐假虎威[hú jiǎ hǔ wēi]
There are a lot of Chinese idioms which are helpful for the foreigners who are trying to learn Chinese. Chinese idioms are usually composed of only four Chinese characters, and most of them come from short meaningful stories. 狐假虎威 is a story between tiger and fox. And it is used to describe the people who assume someone else's authority as his own....
[Chinese Idioms] 物极必反[wù jí bì fǎn]
Many western come to Shanghai for their business, and they find Chinese language is a useful and helpful tool for building relationship with business partners. So they learn Chinese for 1-2 years, but when locals say Chinese idioms or Chinese Sayings, they are really at a loss. So they come to our mandarin school and ask Chinese course consultants can I learn Chinese idioms and Chinese saying of spoken Chinese? The answer is totally yes. Expect ma...
[Chinese Idioms] 阳光明媚[yáng guāng míng mèi]
Sometimes you will say i feel so warm about Molly. She likes sunshine and makes me so comfortable and gives me light and warmth in my life. Then you can use this Chinese idiom. In fact, this Chinese idiom is used in a good day or a good weather. You can call a good day bright sunshine. But you can still use this Chinese saying in your feelings. Someone who is really hot and brightens your day and your life....
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