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Chengyu Series: Mountains And The Sea
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ID: 4555 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! In this lesson, let’s take a look at the Chengyu with Mountains And The Sea in them!
Tue Jul 06 2021 | Joy, Joe
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|开门见山||kāiménjiànshān||to be straightforward|
|上山下海||shàngshānxiàhǎi||up the mountain down the sea|
tā shuōhuà kāiménjiànshān ，wǒ bù xǐhuan zhèyàng 。
He speaks straight to the point, I don't like this.
wǒ jiù kāiménjiànshān de shuō le ，wǒ xǐhuan nǐ 。
I would just say it straightforwardly, I like you.
Shànghǎi shì ge rénshānrénhǎi de chéngshì 。
Shanghai is a city full of people.
wǒ bù xiǎng qù rénshānrénhǎi de dìfang ，wǒmen dài zàijiā ba 。
I don't want to go to a place that's full of people. Let's stay at home.
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