Proverbs & Idioms

Proverbs from Around the World!

by Alex Shepard

“A child without education is like a bird without wings.”

Proverbs from Around the World is a massive collection of over 5,500 beloved proverbs that originate from over 40 different countries. From England and Italy to Tibet and Japan, the wisdom and wit that each culture has passed down from one generation to the next has been carefully selected and translated for this brand-new compilation. So dive in and enrich yourself with thousands of funny, shrewd, and insightful observations on the journey of life!

Price: $3.99
Length: 330 pages
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Japanese Proverbs

by Maki Hayasaka

“A flower doesn’t speak.”

Japan is famous for the beauty of its culture and the modest grace of its people. In this collection of nearly 700 traditional proverbs, the very best of Japanese wisdom is on display, offering poignant, shrewd, and timeless insights into the human condition. Each proverb is provided in its original language, with hiragana, rōmaji, and English translations to unpack the wording and interpretations as faithfully as possible.

From love and fate to gender and spirituality, these age-old sayings cover every topic we face in life, with a humble, stoical, and nature-centered wit. For anyone with an interest in Japanese culture, don’t miss out on this window into the cultural thoughts of its people, from ancient times to the present.

Price: $4.99
Length: 227 pages
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The Chinese Idiom Dictionary

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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4 thoughts on “Proverbs & Idioms

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    Leanne says:

    I love going through proverbs and sayings from different languages. It’s such an interesting way to get an insight into their cultures and history. Thanks for sharing!

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    Shun says:

    I studied Japanese proverbs for a bit at university. It was really cool to trace the language through the classics and see how different ideas spread and adapted.

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    Vera says:

    It’s weird, but I’ve been using proverb collections to help with my anxiety. I read one or two each morning and night and try to use them to think positively. Proverbs from Around the World is what I’m using at the moment 🙂

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