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Most Commonly Used chéng yǔ (成语 idioms)

Posted by helenaoutloud January 31, 2008 in the Group General Discussion.

Okay, so I've been studying my vocab, yi bian practicing my pronounciation, yi bian going to the local chinese group in town. Now, I feel pretty good about this whole learning process and I feel like I went over that "hump" that keeps me back when nervous about learning something challenging.

So, now I want to get a little more comfortable with these cheng2 yu3 I keep hearing so much about.  Like most of us here, I'm pretty busy and already have quite a bit on my plate.  I just want to know how worthwhile it will be for me to learn these idioms. Also, I really want to know what are the most commonly used idioms.  I don't want to go around town using this kind of language if Chinese people aren't going to understand me anyway.

 I figure that SOMEBODY must be using them if they are still being taught in Taiwanese schools.....right?

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