Stories of Chinese Idioms (4-Pack)


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Learn about the interesting origins of 16 (8 relating to animals and 8 relating to abilities) commonly used idioms with these leveled readers for Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced. This collection contains 2 books on idioms with animals: one is for beginners and one is for advanced learners. The other 2 books focuses on idioms about abilities with one book designed for beginners and the other for advanced learners. It is a fun way to learn and explore Chinese language, culture and history.
 
Paperback, 60 pages each
Text: Simplified Chinese with English
 
Idioms with Animals:
1. Playing musical instrument for a ox 对牛弹琴
2. Waiting for a rabbit by the tree stump  守株待兔
3. Frog in a well 井底之蛙
4. An old horse knows its way 老马识途
5. Kill two birds with one arrow 一箭双雕
6. Calling a deer a horse 指鹿为马
7. Dotting the dragon’s eyes 画龙点睛
8. Borrowing on the prowess of the tiger 狐假虎威
Idioms about Ability 1. Self-contradictory 自相矛盾 2. Nick the boat to seek the sword 刻舟求剑 3. Helping shoots grow by pulling them upward 拔苗助长 4. Have a well-thought-out plan 胸有成竹 5. Draw cake to allay hunger 画饼充饥 6. Constant dripping wears the stone 水滴石穿 7. Cast brick to attract jade 抛砖引玉 8. Show off one’s skill before an expert 班门弄斧
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