500 Common Chinese Idioms: An Annotated Frequency Dictionary by Liwei Jiao PDF

By Liwei Jiao

ISBN-10: 0415776821

ISBN-13: 9780415776820

500 universal chinese language Idioms is the correct device for all intermediate to complicated newcomers of chinese language. according to huge corpora of actual language information, it offers the five hundred most ordinarily used chinese language idioms or chengyu, in addition to numerous synonyms, antonyms and the commonest constructions, allowing the reader to make knowledgeable guesses concerning the meanings of enormous quantities of unusual idioms.

Key gains include:

  • the idiom in either simplified and conventional characters
  • a literal English translation and English equivalents
  • two compatible instance sentences, plus causes and utilization notes
  • a Pinyin index and stroke order index.

This functional dictionary is acceptable either for sophistication use and autonomous examine and should be of curiosity to scholars and academics of chinese language alike.

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19. ' Example 1: . Zhōngguó jiāng yìrújìwăng de jiāqiáng tóng Fēizhōu guójiā de yŏuhăo guānxi. ' Example 2: , . Jīntiān, nà wèi lăo jiàoshòu yìrújìwăng de tíqián shí fēn zhōng láidàole jiàoshì. ' 20. ' The original meaning of this idiom had to do with the difficulty of distinguishing between male and female rabbits (see note below). ' Example 1: , . Zhōngguó gŭdiăn chángpiān xiăoshuō de xiànsuŏ wăngwăng bĭjiào duō, yīncĭ gùshi qíngjié pūshuò-mílí. ' Example 2: , , . ' Usage: About half the time functions as predicate, often occurring at the end of a sentence.

Example 2: , . Tā de wénzhāng de luóji bú tài qīngchu, yŏu zìxiāng-máodùn de dìfang. ' Usage: Functions mainly as predicate or attributive. Allusion: There was a man who was selling a spear and a shield at the same time. He boasted about his shield, saying, “My shield is the strongest in the world! ” He also said, “My spear is the sharpest in the world! ” The man could not answer. ' 11. ' Example 1: , . Wèile zhăodào yí ge hăo wèizhì lái kàn tāmen xĭ'ài de gēxīng, chéngqiān-shàngwàn de gēmí yìxiàzi jĭ jìnle tĭyùchăng.

Zāiqū rénmín zìlì-gēngshēng, hěn kuài wánchéngle jiāyuán de chóngjiàn gōngzuò. ' Usage: Functions mainly as predicate and adverbial. Note: Complimentary in meaning. ' 19. ' Example 1: . Zhōngguó jiāng yìrújìwăng de jiāqiáng tóng Fēizhōu guójiā de yŏuhăo guānxi. ' Example 2: , . Jīntiān, nà wèi lăo jiàoshòu yìrújìwăng de tíqián shí fēn zhōng láidàole jiàoshì. ' 20. ' The original meaning of this idiom had to do with the difficulty of distinguishing between male and female rabbits (see note below).

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