Category Archive: Idiom

Fourth Idiom List (Learn Chinese)

FOURTH IDIOM LIST [ 一yi4鼓gu3作zuo2气qi4 ] = Rousing the Spirits with the First Drum Roll  This idiom later meant to get something done with one sustained effort.   [ 国guo2泰tai2民min2安an1 ]= The country flourishes… Continue reading

Third Idiom List (Learn Chinese)

THIRD IDIOM LIST  ∞ [ 画hua4饼bing3充chong1饥ji1 ] = Allaying Hunger with Pictures of Cakes  this idiom came to be used to mean comforting oneself with unrealistic thoughts, without solving practical problems.   [ 一yi2鸣ming2惊jing1人ren2… Continue reading

Second Idiom List (Learn Chinese)

SECOND IDIOM LIST   [ 画hua4龙long2点dian3睛jing1] = Putting the Finishing Touch to the Picture of a Dragon  This idiom is used to describe how, when writing or speaking, one or two key sentences… Continue reading

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… Continue reading