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Chinese ChengYu

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Chinese simpilified usefull Chengyu, proverbs , etc (characters and pinyin to english)

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  • 乱七八糟 Luànqībāzāo

    be in a mess

  • 胡说八道 Húshuō bādào

    talk nonsense

  • 不可思议 Bùkěsīyì

    inconceivable

  • 莫名其妙 Mòmíngqímiào

    be baffled

  • 半途而废 Bàntú'érfèi

    Give up halfway

  • 一塌糊涂 Yītāhútú

    in a total mess

  • 万事如意 Wànshì rúyì

    may all your wishes come true

  • 能者多劳 Néng zhě duō láo

    the capable should do more work

  • 脱颖而出 tuōyǐng’érchū

    To fully expose one’s talent. Literally, “a sharp stick points out.”

  • 一丝不苟 yīsībùgǒu

    to attend to every detail.

  • 司空见惯 sīkōngjiànguàn

    To be an everyday occurrence; nothing unusual.

  • 一鸣惊人 yīmíngjīngrén

    To become famous overnight.

  • 一窍不通 yīqiàobùtōng

    To be completely ignorant about something; to be out of one’s depth.

  • 谈何容易 tánhéróngyì

    To be no means easy; difficult to do.

  • 自由自在 zìyóuzìzài

    To be carefree; to be peaceful and relaxed.

  • 一见钟情 yījiànzhōngqíng

    To fall in love at first sight.

  • 爱不释手 àibùshìshǒu

    To love something too much to part with it.

  • 一无所有 yīwúsuǒyǒu

    To not own a thing in the world.

  • 自相矛盾 zìxiāngmáodùn

    To contradict oneself.

  • 倾盆大雨 qīngpéndàyǔ

    Heavy rain; downpour.

  • 画蛇添足 huàshétiānzú

    To ruin the effect my adding something superfluous.

  • 守口如瓶 shǒukǒurúpíng

    To keep one’s mouth shut; to not breathe a word.

  • 塞翁失马 sàiwēngshīmǎ

    A setback may turn out to be a blessing in disguise.

  • 对牛弹琴 duìniútánqín

    To address the wrong listener.

  • 九牛一毛 jiǔniúyīmáo

    An insignificant number in the midst of an enormous quantity

  • 理所当然 lǐ suǒ dāng rán

    to go without saying

  • 急于求成 jíyúqiúchéng

    rushed pursuit of short term results that is not effective from a long term

  • 有气无力 yǒu qì wú lì

    feeling weak and lacking energy

  • 得寸进尺 dé cùn jìn chǐ

    Give an inch and they’ll take a yard

  • 以假乱真(yǐ jiǎ luàn zhēn)

    to take something that’s fake and try to pass it off as real.

  • 因地制宜 yīn dì zhì yi

    to adapt a way of doing things to suit local conditions