First List of Idioms (Learn Chinese)
FIRST LIST OF IDIOMS
- [ 惊jing1弓gong1之zhi1鸟niao3 ] = Birds Startled by the Mere Twang of a Bowstring
This idiom means that if one has been frightened in the past one’s will may become paralysed in a similar situation.
- [ 毛mao2遂sui4自zi4荐jian4 ] = Mao Sui Recommending Himself
This idiom means to recommend oneself.
- [ 世shi1外wai2桃tao2源yuan2 ]= A Haven of Peace and Happiness
This idiom is used to mean an isolated, ideal world.
- [ 南nan2辕yuan2北bei3辙zhe2 ]= Going South by Driving the Chariot North
The idiom indicates that one’s action was the opposite effect to one’s intention.