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Your Favorite 成语 (Chengyu) and 习语 (Idiom)

Posted by Kyle September 9, 2007 in the Group General Discussion.

One of the aspects of the advanced lessons that I really enjoy is that they tend to have a number of chengyu and xiyu (idioms) that I wouldn't normally be exposed to.  I'm curious to know which chengyu others out there favor / get to use quite frequently.

 A couple that I'm partial to:


入乡随俗 (When in Rome, do as the Romans. Literally, when you enter another's village, abide by their customs.)

 冰冻三尺非一日之寒 (Rome wasn't built in a day.  Literally, something alone the lines of it takes time for the water in a river to freeze.  Perhaps someone else could provide a more accurate translation.)

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