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101 Common Chinese Idioms and Set Phrases

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Author: Yin Binyong;
Language: Chinese, English
Publication Date: 03/2015
ISBN: 9787802008366
Publisher: Sinolingua Press
Details
This series consists of four books that select 101 Chinese idioms, proverbs, two-part allegorical sayings and allusions respectively and are accompanied by English explanations, notes for difficult words as well as lively illustrations to assist readers in their language expression and understanding of Chinese culture. Mainly targeted at non-native learners with basic Chinese skills, this series is a useful tool that aims to help them become “China masters” soon. In addition to this, we provide standard Putonghua MP3s, which can be downloaded from Sinolingua’s official website.
Table of Contents
1.按图索骥
Looking for a fine steed with the aid of its picture
2.百发百中
A hundred shots,a hundred bullseyes
3.班门弄斧
Showing off one’S proficiency with the axe before Lu
Ban the master carpenter
4.杯弓蛇影
Mistaking the reflection of a bow for a snake
5.闭门造车
Building a cart behind closed doors
6.病人膏肓
The disease has aRacked the vital organs
7.草木皆兵
Every bush and tree looks like an enemy
8.吹毛求疵
Blow apart the hairs upon a fur to discover any defects
9.打草惊蛇
Beating the grass and flushing out the snake
10.调虎离山
Luring the tiger out of the mountains
11.东施效颦
Aping the beauty’S frown
12.对牛弹琴
Playing the lute to a cow
13.负荆请罪
Bringing the birch and asking for a flogging
14.功亏一篑
Ruining an enterprise for the lack of one basket
1 5.故步自封
Content with staying where one is
16.含沙射影
Spitting sand on a shadow--attacking someone by
insinuation
17.狐假虎威
Basking in reflected glory
18.囫囵吞枣
Gulping down a whole date
19.画饼充饥
Allaying hunger with pictures of cakes
20.画龙点睛
Putting the finishing touches on a picture of a dragon
21.画蛇添足
Drawing a snake and adding feet
22.惊弓之鸟
Birds startled by the mere twang of a bowstring
23.精卫填海”
Jingwei fills up the sea
24.井底之蛙
Afroginawell
25.刻舟求剑
Notching the boat to find the sword
26.空中楼阁
Acastle in the air
27.滥竽充数
Passing oneself off as a member of the orchestra
28.狼狈为奸
A wolf working hand in glove with a jackal
29.老马识途
An old horse knows the way
30.梁上君子
A gentleman on the beam
31.临渴掘井
Not digging a well until one is thirsty
32.满城风雨
A storm enveloping the city
33.盲人摸象
Blind men touching an elephant
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