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Fun With Chinese Idioms Posted by on Nov 10, 2020

Just like English, Chinese is a language with countless idioms. Studying Chinese idioms not only helps you improve your language skills, but it also provides insights into a rich culture that is thousands of years old. They aren’t exactly always easy to incorporate into your day-to-day life, but it’s still fun to learn some Chinese…

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5 More Awesome Chinese Idioms Posted by on Jun 8, 2017

There are thousands of idioms (成语 – chéng yǔ) in Chinese, which provide an insight into the history and culture of the country. We covered five awesome Chinese idioms a few months ago, but there are still so many more! We’ll never get to them all, but at least for now here are five more…

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5 Awesome Chinese Idioms Posted by on Sep 27, 2016

Just like English, Chinese is a language with countless idioms (成语 – chéng yǔ). While it can be tricky to actually get to a level where you can use idioms in your everyday life in China, it’s still interesting and useful to learn them. Studying Chinese idioms not only helps you improve your language skills, but…

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Changbai Mountain (West Side) Posted by on Dec 12, 2013

Take the short train ride from the north to west side of the amazing Changbai Mountain, relax in a hot spring hotel, feast on delicious food, and explore the natural beauty of the mountain. 白河 – bái hé Baihe 松江河 – sōng jiāng hé Songjianghe 硬卧 – yìng wò hard sleeper 天域度假酒店 – tiān yù…

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Chinese Idioms Vol. 7 Posted by on Dec 5, 2013

It’s been a while since we’ve talked about Chinese idioms here on the blog, so here are some links for you to check out from past posts: Volume 1 Volume 2 Volume 3 Volume 4 Volume 5 Volume 6 In each of those posts, we talked about three Chinese idioms. While there are thousands of…

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Best of Transparent Chinese Series Posted by on May 29, 2013

Throughout my time blogging for Transparent Chinese, I’ve put together many different series of posts. From music, to love, to history, to Chinese idioms, and much, much more, a lot of topics have been discussed here over the years. In case you’ve missed any of them, here’s an easy-to-follow guide to a few of the…

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Chinese Idioms (Vol. 5) Posted by on Apr 9, 2012

It’s been a while, but it’s time for another installment of Chinese idioms, or 成语 (chéng yǔ). For this edition, we’ll look at three very different animals – a horse, a mantis, and a bird: 按图索骥 – Àn tú suǒ jì – “judge a horse by the book” Once upon a time, in the Spring…

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