First List of Idioms (Learn Chinese)

FIRST LIST OF IDIOMS

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  • [ 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.

 

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