Stories Behind Chinese Idioms

Stories Behind Chinese Idioms


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Baker & Taylor
Retells Chinese folktales designed to explain the meaning of idioms about a man who does not recognize a treasure, one who adds too much detail, a patient woman, a self-contradicting salesman, and other situations.

Tuttle Pub
By reading ancient Chinese myths in a fun story setting, kids will learn the meanings behind some of China's most famous idioms.

Chinese language has a very special category of Chinese idioms called chengyu, a unique style of idiom always told in four characters. Every idiom has a fascinating story behind it, sometimes drawn from history, and other times told as a parable. With great illustrations and characters, this full-color book will be perfect for your child's bedtime stories.

Chinese stories include:
  • Buying the Casket but Returning the Pearl
  • Drawing a Snake and Adding Feet to It
  • Grinding an Iron Rod into a Needle
  • Being There Just to Make Up the Numbers
  • One's Spear Against One's Own Shield
  • The Snipe and the Clam in a Deadlock
  • Playing the Lute to a Cow

Publisher: New York : Better Link Press, c2008
Description: 47 p. : col. ill. ; 22 cm
ISBN: 9781602209671
Branch Call Number: j398.2 Chi Zhe
Additional Contributors: Zheng, Li.
Wu, Ying.


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