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ID: QW0348 Upper-Intermediate
The number of sayings and fixed phrases in the Chinese language is daunting. However, it's one of the many things about Chinese that makes it such a unique and fascinating language. In this Qing Wen, learn about the five different types of Chinese sayings: 成语(chéngyǔ), 固定说法(gūdìngshuōfǎ), 俗语(súyǔ), 谚语(yànyǔ) and 歇后语(xiēhòuyǔ).
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成语
chéngyǔ
a fixed expression related to historical events
乱七八糟
luànqībāzāo
extremely messy
望梅止渴
wàngméizhǐkě
to give someone psychological comfort in their struggle, lit. “to look towards the plums to stop one's thirst”
固定说法
gùdìng shuōfa
fixed expression
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