Essential Chengyu: A great word for tenacity and effort – 千方百计

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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 / …

Essential Chengyu: The best way to learn Chinese? 破釜沉舟(sink your boats)!

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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).…

Essential Chengyu: Are Chengyu Key to Becoming Fluent? 理所当然了!

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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 …