This is part 5 of a 10 part series in which you'll learn a total of 60 Chinese idioms!
How do you say that you had an "epiphany" in Chinese? And which idiom can you use to describe someone who is "earnest and down-earth"?
These are some of the popular 成语 (chéngyǔ) we'll cover in today's lesson.
Let's get started!
Useful Chinese Idioms [28-33]
guā mù: yòng xīn de yǎn guāng.
guā mù: to bow one's head.
xiāng kàn：kàn dài.
xiāng kàn：to look at one another.
tā de chéng jiù ràng hěn duō rén guā mù xiāng kàn.
His achievement made many people look at him with new eyes.
hé qíng：fú hé qíng gǎn.
hé qíng：It's in line with emotions.
hé lǐ：fú hé dào lǐ.
hé lǐ：It's reasonable.
tā de jiě shì hé qíng hé lǐ.
His explanation is logical and reasonable.
huò rán : xíng róng kāi kuò.
huò rán : It's wide and open.
kāi lǎng: kāi kuò míng liàng.
huò rán kāi lǎng: It's open and bright.
tā men huò rán kāi lǎng.
They had an epiphany.
jiān chí: bǎo chí bù biàn.
jiān chí: Be persistent.
bù xiè: háo bù sōng xiè.
bù xiè: Without slacking.
zhǐ yào nǐ jiān chí bù xiè, nǐ huì chéng gōng de.
As long as you keep going consistently, you'll succeed.
jiàn duō: jiàn guò de duō.
jiàn duō: Someone who has seen a lot of things.
shí guǎng: zhī dào de guǎng.
shí guǎng: Someone who knows a lot of things.
lǚ xíng néng shǐ rén jiàn duō shí guǎng.
Travel can make people experienced and knowledgeable.
jiǎo : nǐ de shuāng jiǎo.
jiǎo: Your feet.
tà: tà zài, zhàn zài.
tà: To step on, or stand on sth.
shí: zhēn shí de, jiān shí de.
shí: Real or solid.
dì: tǔ dì.
dì: Earth / ground.
wǒ men yīng gāi jiǎo tà shí dì de gōng zuò.
We should have an earnest and down-to-earth attitude towards work.
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