100 Common Chinese Idioms and Set Phrases

100 Common Chinese Idioms and Set Phrases
Item# 7800527085
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Weight 1.00 lbs
ISBN 7800527085
Level All
Size 5X7.5 IN
Pages 202
Language Chinese/English
Publisher Sinolingua
Year Published 1999
Author Yin BinYong

To liven up spoken Chinese, Gems of the Chinese Language through the Ages series presents the selection of everyday idioms, which includes four books: The Stories Behind 100 Chinese Idioms; 100 Pearls of Chinese Wisdom; 100 Common Chinese Idioms and Set Phrases; and 100 Chinese Two-Part Allegorical Sayings. China has a history of 5,000 years and a lot of idioms have evolved over time. A lot of literary quotations and allusions are still used today. Ignorance of these idioms is a prime cause of misunderstanding to Chinese language.

This fascinating little book, 100 Common Chinese Idioms and Set Phrases, is filled with gems of the Chinese language -- wisdom gleaned from centuries of experience. Here's a super way to learn the most popular Chinese idioms, as well as their origins. Each idiom or phrase is presented in Chinese, Pinyin, and English, with an illustration, and is followed by a story and explanation of how the idiom evolved (in Chinese and English). These phrases will liven up your understanding of the Chinese and their language, for each has been chosen for its frequency of use, practical value, and expressiveness. The Chinese use these idioms on a daily basis, now you can too! Here's one example: "When one rides a tiger it is hard to dismount." This idiom is a metaphor that points out that when in a difficult situation; one cannot help but continue to pursue one's course. How true, how true.

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