Chinese idioms (汉语成语, hànyǔ chéngyǔ) are very essential part of the Mandarin Chinese language. Chinese people just love using idioms in their daily life communications. In fact, even if you read the Chinese primary grade 1 (一年级, yī nián jí) textbooks (教科书, jiào kē shū), you will encounter numerous idioms. Obviously, if you are interested in learning Mandarin Chinese language, you have to learn Chinese idioms! A good knowledge of Chinese idioms will tremendously help learn Mandarin Chinese fast. As such, there are thousands of idioms in Mandarin Chinese. The books in the Chinese Idiom Series will provide you over 400 must-know idioms.
The current book volume, Part 5 (第五卷, dì wǔ juǎn) of over 400 Chinese Idioms, provides you 75 commonly used idioms from Chinese literature sources. Each of the idioms are explained with Chinese characters, pinyin, and English meanings. The book provides you at least three interpretations for each of the idioms to explain the numerous meanings of the corresponding idiom. All the idioms are explained with pinyin and English. Also, for all the idioms, the book provides you their source in Chinese, and English (pinyin included). Further, the book has been meticulously organized into different chapters.
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