Chengyu for Chinese-French-Russian-Japanese-sounding-American2

Chengyu for Chinese-French-Russian-Japanese-sounding-American

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We have a chengyu for a chameleon like this: 千变万化 (qiān biàn wàn huà).

千变万化 (qiān biàn wàn huà) literally means “one thousand changes and ten thousand transformations,” and it basically means that something is constantly changing. 

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Here’s a breakdown of the characters in 千变万化 (qiān biàn wàn huà):

千 (qiān): a thousand; here it just represents a large number

变 (biàn): to change (eg. 改变 – gǎi biàn)

万 (wàn): ten thousand; here it just represents a large number

化 (huà): to transform (eg. 变化 – biàn huà – a change or transformation)

Here are some real examples of how to use 千变万化 (qiān biàn wàn huà).

Usage 1) As a Verb.

Example 1 A)

“股票市场千变万化

“gǔ piào shì chǎng qiān biàn wàn huà

“The stock market is constantly changing

Example 1 B)

“魔术师帽的形状一般不会有太大的变化,但材质可以千变万化

“mó shù shī mào de xíng zhuàng yì bān bú huì yǒu tài dà de biàn huà, dàn cái zhì kě yǐ qiān biàn wàn huà

“Magicians’ hats are typically not that different in terms of shape, but the material can be of all kinds

Example 1 C)

“大自然千变万化,不同季节景色各异 “

“dà zì rán qiān biàn wàn huà, bù tóng jì jié jǐng sè gè yì”

“Nature changes constantly, and different seasons have different scenery”

Example D)

“随着生活条件越来越好,我们的饮食也在千变万化 “

“suí zhe shēng huó tiáo jiàn yuè lái yuè hǎo, wǒ men de yǐn shí yě zài qiān biàn wàn huà

“Along with the improvement of living conditions, our food is also constantly changing

Usage 2) 千变万化+的+Noun.

Example 2 A)

“瓷砖的神奇在于可以拥有千变万化的色彩 “

“cí zhuān de shén qí zài yú kě yǐ yōng yǒu qiān biàn wàn huà de sè cǎi “

“The magic of porcelain is in that it can possess ever changing colors”

Example 2 C)

“在这个千变万化、丰富多样的世界中…”

“zài zhè gè qiān biàn wàn huà, fēng fù duō yàng de shì jiè zhōng…”

“In this ever changing, abundant, and diverse world…”

Example 2 D)

“音乐以它千变万化的形式,承载着各种各样的情感 “

“yīn yuè yǐ tā qiān biàn wàn huà de xíng shì, chéng zài zhe gè zhǒng gè yàng de qíng gǎn “Thr

“Music, through its ever changing forms, carries with it many different kinds of emotions.”

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