The Stories Behind 100 Chinese Idioms
By He Zeren. 4.75" x 7", 283 pages, paperback. To liven up your spoken Chinese, Gems of the Chinese Language through the Ages series presents this selection of everyday idioms. They have been chosen for their frequency of use, practical value and expressiveness. Each one is accompanied by an English translation and an appropriate illustration. Some obscure expressions are clarified with the help of annotations in both Chinese and English.