“A Course in Chinese Colloquial Idioms” is designed for intermediate and advanced level Chinese language students.
The colloquial idiom is phrase composed of two or more words that when combined have a special meaning that cannot be deciphered literally. One can only understand such idioms as they relate to real life situations. In order to help the students understand Chinese idioms, including their meaning and usage, we incorporate this course book into advanced lessons. This course book includes 20 conversational situations that cover 500 commonly used colloquial idioms. Each lesson includes the text, a concise explanation, examples, and practice exercises.