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Idioms and Proverbs

Posted by Tal October 30, 2009 in the Group Transcripts with Tal .

Allegorical Phrases & Proverbs

Not really a transcript of course, but a little while ago I posted the above link in another thread, several people seemed to think it worthwhile, and so it has occurred to me that it might be nice to give it a thread of its own so it doesn't get lost.

Basically it's a collection of idioms and proverbs, all of them authentic and used in modern Chinese, many of them colourful and pleasing. All of them are given in both Chinese characters (汉字) and Pinyin, and they all also have an English definition. I'm considering adding an example sentence (or two) for each one at a later date.

Of course it will be splendid if others can contribute any similar material to this thread, or even just comment or chat about idiomatic aspects of Chinese, which I always find most interesting.

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