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Chengyu Series - Seven Up and Eight Down

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ID: 4341 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 four Chengyu with numbers 七 (seven) and 八 (eight) in them!
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SIMPLIFIED PINYIN ENGLISH  
乱七八糟 luànqībāzāo everything in disorder (idiom); in a hideous mess
房间 fángjiān room
头发 tóufa hair (on the head)
七上八下 qīshàngbāxià perturbed state of mind; in a mess
乱七八糟
luànqībāzāo
In a hideous mess.
你的房间乱七八糟。
nǐ de fángjiān luànqībāzāo 。
Your room is in a hideous mess.
你的头发乱七八糟。
nǐ de tóufa luànqībāzāo 。
Your hair is in a hideous mess.
七上八下
qīshàngbāxià
A perturbed state.
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