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Idioms and Common Expressions (Oct 9th event)

Dear members,

Upon requests, I have posted all the idioms and the common expressions from Oct 9th event. The characters, pinyin and English are in the same order. So please organize them yourselves. As I said, the English is only transliteration. You have to come to the workshop and take notes of the real story and the actual meaning.

守株待兔
塞翁失马
井底之蛙
亡羊补牢
掩耳盗铃
渔翁得利
画蛇添足
初生牛犊不怕虎
事半功倍
出淤泥而不染
一丝不苟
一诺千金
拍马屁
拔苗助长
铁杵成针
买椟还珠
不可救药
梁上君子
三顾茅庐
大材小用
千变万化
万事俱备只欠东风
自作自受
愚公移山


Shǒuzhūdàitù
Sàiwēngshīmǎ
Jǐngdǐzhīwā
Wángyángbǔláo
Yǎn'ěrdàolíng
Yúwēng dé lì
Huàshétiānzú
Shìbàngōngbèi
Chū yūní ér bù rǎn
Yínuòqiānjīn Yìsībùgǒu
Chūshēng niúdú bùpà hǔ
Pāimǎpì
Bámiáozhùzhǎng
Tiě chǔ chéng zhēn
Mǎi dú huán zhū
Bùkě jiù yào
Liángshàngjūnzǐ
Sāngùmáolú
Dàcáixiǎoyòng
Qiānbiànwànhuà
Yúgōngyíshān
Zìzuòzìshòu
Wànshì jù bèi,
zhǐ qiàn dōngfēng

Sit back and wait for the rabbits
Mr. Sai lost a horse
The Frog in a Well
Lost a sheep, repair the sheepfold
(To remedy the situation)
Stealing a bell with ears covered
Fisherman wins the situation
Draw legs on a snake
New born calf is fearless to tiger
Do half but achieve double
Growing in silt, but as clear as crystal
not to be the least bit negligent (Meticulous)
One promise is thousands of gold
Pat on horse butt, (Bootlicker)
Pull the crop to help grow-(Destructive Enthusiasm)
Iron Stick into a needle
Buying the box, return the pearl
Incorrigible
Mr. Thief
Visiting the cottage three times
Large timber used in small furniture
Thousand changes and ten thousand incarnation
(The ever-changing)
Everything is ready only a strong wind
Self-inflicted
Foolish Old Man moving a mountain

Table of Contents

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Idioms and Common Expressions (Oct 9th event) October 10, 2012 10:37 AM Gerrie
Script for download Nov 3rd 2011 workshop November 4, 2011 12:14 PM Gerrie
A New Chinese Term created in the last few days October 20, 2011 2:15 PM Gerrie
About The Vancouver Mandarin Chinese Club June 8, 2006 11:01 PM former member

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