The 5 Most Common Chengyu and How to Use Them
Sep 15, 2017 05:29
“Chengyus” are a type of traditional Chinese idioms which consists of four characters. They were commonly used in ancient Chinese literature and are still widely used in spoken Chinese. Though only four characters, Chengyus often have a deep meaning behind them and is interwoven with the moral concepts from classical Chinese mythology. If you’re ever looking to get a complex point across quickly, then there’s no better way than four characters Chengyu in Chinese!

In China, students have to learn many, many Chengyus with their meanings as a part of school curriculum. Since they are so widely known (even from an early age) native Chinese people pepper Chengyus into their daily conversations with ease. However, if you’ve never learned Chengyu before, you might have a hard time guessing what Chengyu means just by looking at it. You have to know the background story to truly get the deeper meaning.

Today, we here are going to teach you some of the most useful Chengyu so that you can communicate like a native Chinese!
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