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What are your favorite 成语s?

Posted by xiaophil September 22, 2010 in the Group General Discussion.

Okay, we all know that there are gazillions of 成语s, but the problem is that we non-native speakers sometimes lack confidence using them.  So I thought I would ask straight up, what 成语s have you used that you felt worked out pretty well?

I'll start.  I like 点石成金.  It means 'have the Midas touch'.  So you can say 他点石成金, "He has the Midas touch."

There is another that I hear all the time.  From what I am told it isn't an official 成语, but as far as I'm concerned, it might as well be.  It is 乱七八糟.  It means 'all messed up'.  For example, 这件事乱七八糟.  This could be translated something like, "This situation is all messed up."


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