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Chengyu series - Horse

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ID: 4526 Elementary
Chengyu are Chinese idioms that consist of four characters. Although they originate from classical Chinese, Chengyu remain as an important aspect in both spoken and written language. They may seem erratic and confusing to you at first since they don’t follow the usual sentence order and their meanings depend heavily on context. But don’t worry, in this Chengyu series, we will introduce simple Chengyu made up with all the characters that you already knew, and you can infer the actual meaning by looking at the separate characters! Today, let's talk about 马 horse.
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天马行空 tiānmǎxíngkōng bold and imaginative; unconstrained in style
马马虎虎 mǎmahūhū careless; casual; vague
走马看花 zǒumǎkànhuā superficial understanding from cursory observation; to make a quick judgment based on inadequate information
Lit:A legendary horse flies in the air. Fig: Surreal.
zhè bù diànyǐng tiānmǎxíngkōng ,hěn yǒu xiǎngfǎ 。
This movie is bizarre. There are a lot of ideas in this movie.
dálì de huà tiānmǎxíngkōng ,dàjiā dōu kànbudǒng 。
Dali’s paintings are bizarre. Nobody understands them.
tā de zì tiānmǎxíngkōng ,fēicháng hǎokàn 。
His handwriting is artistic. It’s beautiful.
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