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Chinese Idioms-Cao Chong Weighs An Elephant  (Bilingual)

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Chinese Idioms-Cao Chong Weighs An Elephant (Bilingual)

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Chengyu, translated as Chinese idioms, are expressions that usually contain four Chinese characters. They mostly derive from ancient Chinese literature, and are related to legends, myths, and ancient stories. Chengyu express meaning that are compact and to the point. They are sometimes hard to understand because one needs to know the context and background. However, once mastered, they can be used to tell complex meanings and the Chinese learner will feel like a real native speaker.

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This Chinese idiom comes from the story about Cao Chong, who was the son of a famous warlord Cao Cao, during the Han Dynasty. Cao Chong was a child prodigy. While none of the advisers to Cao Cao could figure out how to weigh an elephant, Cao Chong came up an ingenuous idea using the principle of buoyancy. Cao Chong's intelligence is known even today among Chinese children through this well known chengyu.

This book contains beautiful and humorous illustrations, with bright, eye catching colors that children love. The story is simple but contains complex meanings. It's great way to learn an important part of Chinese literature, the chengyu.

Paperback, 34 pages, 12" x 8.5", Simplified Chinese and English

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Includes English

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