Chinese Idioms

Chéngyǔ are a type of traditional Chinese idiomatic expression, most of which consist of four characters. Chengyu were widely used in Classical Chinese and are still common in Chinese writing and in the spoken language today. 

Chéngyǔ are considered the collected wisdom of the Chinese culture, and contain the experiences, moral concepts, and admonishments from previous generations of Chinese. 

They are often referred to as Chinese idioms or four-character idioms; however, they are not the only idioms in Chinese.


成语有很大一部分是从古代相承沿用下来的,它代表了一个故事或者典故。有些成语本就是一个微型的句子。 成语又是一种现成的话,跟习惯用语、谚语相近,但是也略有区别。成语是中华文化中一颗璀璨的明珠。


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