Today we cover a chengyu that is a great word for conveying tenacity and effort: 千方百计 (qiānfāngbǎijì). The next time you want to tell your Chinese client / professor / S.O. the great lengths you went for the project / homework / anniversary, you can use 千方百计. 千方百计 basically means “to think of or employ all [...]
Archive | August, 2011
For our second post in our series on Need to Know Chengyu (Chinese idiomatic expressions usually 4 characters long), we will be covering a chengyu that is near and dear to our entrepreneurial and Chinese learning hearts: 破釜沉舟 (pòfǔchénzhōu). The next time you want to express your resolve and determination to study Chinese, instead of [...]
To kick off our blog, we’re doing a series of articles to help Chinese learners master the most commonly used chengyu( 成语), which are idiomatic expressions consisting of 4 characters. Though they’re usually only 4 characters long, they carry a wealth of meaning and are key to becoming truly fluent in Chinese! If you are [...]
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