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Chinese Idioms-Spoiling Things By Undue Haste (Bilingual)

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Chinese Idioms-Spoiling Things By Undue Haste (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 is from the book of Meng Zi, a famous Confucius teacher. The story is about a farmer who planted some rice. He couldn't wait for the sprouts to get taller. Instead of waiting patiently, he decided to pull the sprouts up, thus killing all his crops. This idiom teaches us to not try to hurry things, only to make it worse.

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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