Idioms are an important component of the Chinese language. Though they usually consist of only four characters, idioms often refer to entire stories or even histories.
While idioms may initially seem daunting – there are more than 5,000 of them in the Chinese language – only a small percentage of them are used in day-to-day life. This book selects the 106 most commonly used Chinese idioms and explains them through comics.
106 idioms divided into seven categories
Four-frame comics for each idiom, including modern interpretations
Vocabulary, usage and examples
Detailed explanation of the idioms’ meanings, origins and applications
Audio of text for pronunciation
A glossary that allows you to view all 106 idioms and once, along with drop-down explanations, related glossary terms and text
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Great book for those who want to get into Chinese idioms
I was surprised by this book. I didn’t expect much but it’s actually pretty great. They provide English translations if you need them as well as a vocab box. The stories are funny enough to help in aiding to memorize the different idioms. The example sentences are also very natural and use very commonly used ways of speaking. And the best part, it’s free! It can be a bit awkward reading it in portrait mode though.