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Idioms & Proverbs

学成语

xué chéng yŭ

Learn Idioms

知谚语

zhī yàn yŭ

Know Proverbs

Chéngyŭ (Chinese Idioms) and proverbs are derived from ancient literature. You may hear them in speech and read them in books or newspapers in contemporary Mandarin. Let’s take a look of these interesting expressions.

rù xiāng suí sú

入乡随俗

When in Rome do as the Romans do.

tiān zhù zì zhù zhī rén

天助自助之人

God helps those who help themselves.

三从四德 (sān cóng sì dé) used to be the best virtue of a woman in the ancient time of China. This picture has vividly described what 三从 and 四德 refer to.

大海捞针

dà hăi lāo zhēn

Looking for a needle in a haystack.

全力以赴

quán lì yǐ fù

To give it your all.

活到老,学到老

huó dào lăo, xué dào lăo

A MAN IS NEVER TOO OLD TO LEARN