Chinese: Language & Culture

The Chinese Idiom Dictionary: Volume 1

by Mei Li & Maki Hayasaka

The Chinese Idiom Dictionary is a massive collection of traditional chengyu, carefully organized for easy reference. Each idiom is provided in its traditional form, with both Pinyin and English translations accompanying them. In addition, every expression has a detailed note of its traditional source to give readers a deeper understanding of the context that surrounds and informs each saying, faithfully preserved in Chinese.

For anyone with an interest in Chinese language, culture, or philosophy, don’t miss out on this authoritative three-volume collection!

Price: $6.99
Length: 312 pages
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The Chinese Idiom Dictionary: Volume 2

by Mei Li & Maki Hayasaka

The Chinese Idiom Dictionary is back with the second volume in this wide-ranging collection of classic and modern chengyu. Each idiomatic phrase is given in its traditional form, with both Pinyin and English translations accompanying them. Every expression also has a detailed note of its traditional source to give readers a deeper understanding of the context that surrounds and informs each saying, faithfully preserved in Chinese. This makes The Chinese Idiom Dictionary an indispensable source of knowledge for anyone aiming to boost their understanding of this fascinating language and culture.

If you’re aiming to master Chinese, don’t miss out on this comprehensive three-volume collection!

Price: $6.99
Length: 328 pages
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8 thoughts on “Chinese: Language & Culture

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      Rockwaller Books says:

      Hi Adam,
      We’re glad to hear that! We wanted this collection to be valuable to both new and experienced learners and speakers of Chinese, so the Pinyin and English translations should help to bridge the gap.

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    Haruto says:

    I wish I had started learning to read Chinese when I was little. It would’ve saved me so much time as an adult working in China. At least knowing kanji helps.

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      Arthur M. says:

      I feel the exact same way about a lot of things. I wish I had known what was going to interest me as an adult when I was still a kid. Language learning is so much easier when you’re younger.

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    Jason says:

    It took me a few years of studying Chinese before it suddenly clicked in my mind, especially listening to natural conversation. But once it clicks, it suddenly feels very natural. I swear, that feeling alone is worth all the hours of studying 👍

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    Johan says:

    The references to classic literature and poems are extremely helpful. Really glad I stumbled across this series – I’d been looking for a complete list of translated chengyu for ages, and these are nicely organized.

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