The Stories Behind 100 Chinese Idioms

The Stories Behind 100 Chinese Idioms
Item# 7800525228
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Weight 1.00 lbs
ISBN 7800525228
Level All
Size 5X7.5 IN
Pages 282
Language Chinese/Pinyin/English
Publisher Beijing Language and Culture University Press
Year Published 1999
Author Zhou Ling Zhong

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.

The Stories Behind 100 Chinese Idioms have been selected 100 historical stories behind the most popular Chinese idioms, such as, “One word worth a thousand pieces of gold,” and, “When a Man Attains the Dao, Even His Pets Go To Heaven.” Each idiom is presented in Chinese, Pinyin, and English, with an illustration, and is followed by the story of its origin in Chinese and English. Some obscure expressions are clarified with the help of annotations in both Chinese and English. You'll never be at a loss for a conversation starter again after you read this book!

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