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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.
Sat Mar 13 2021 | Joy, Joe
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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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