Chinese idioms are the most characteristic in Chinese words and phrases, which can accurately express a profound meaning with only a few words. This dictionary is specially compiled for the foreign readers who are studying Chinese language. It aims to help them understand and use the common Chinese idioms correctly.
The present 30 000 idioms are provided with explanations in English, pinyin, illustrative sentences, simple instructions of usage, synonyms and antonyms.
Chengyu (成語/成语 chéngyǔ) : chinese idiomatic phrases and proverbial expressions usually consisting of four characters.