Titel: Chinese Idioms And Their English Equivalents (traditional characters) - 漢英對照成語詞典
Author / Editor: 陳永楨 Chen Yongzhen
ISBN: 978-957-586-288-6, 9789575862886
Publisher: Bookman Books - 書林出版有限公司
Language: bilingual Chinese-English
Date of Publication: 1992.08
Number of pages: 627
Dimensions: 21.5 x 16 cm
Idioms are not a separate part of a language but rather they form quite an essential part of the general vocabulary of the language. The general tendencies of present-day language usage are towards more idiomatic expressions in speaking and writing. This collection of over 4,000 Chinese idioms and proverbs and 7,000 English ones is aimed at guiding the learners of either language to the correct use of these idioms and proverbs.
It makes fascinating reading fort he layman, providing a deep and enriching insight in Chinese culture and thought, highlighting surprising similarities as well as interesting differences between Chinese and English attitudes and modes of behaviour.
J.B. Heaton, University of Leeds
One of the greatest problems for studies on Chinese is understanding the terse, highly-condensed idioms which are so common in Chinese texts … this book, with its systematic presentation of over four thousand Chinese idioms, should prove invaluable to students and other people.
Dr.Rikizo Ueda, retired Professor of Tsukuba University, Prof. of Tokyo Kasei Gakuin College in Japan