Becoming a Dragon: Forty Chinese Proverbs for Lifelong Learning and Classroom Study

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Becoming a Dragon: Forty Chinese Proverbs for Lifelong Learning and Classroom Study

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Becoming a Dragon: Forty Chinese Proverbs, is a bilingual (English-Chinese) collection of proverbs, popular phrases, and two-part allegorical sayings, designed for self-study and classroom teaching. Each proverb comes with the story behind the proverb and its source in both English and Chinese, a literal translation, the figurative meaning, an English equivalent, a vocabulary list, and examples of how the proverb is used in modern written and spoken Chinese.

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  1. Midwest Book Review

    “Compiled and translated by Haiwang Yuan, Becoming a Dragon: Forty Chinese Proverbs, is a bilingual (English-Chinese) collection showcasing proverbs, popular phrases, and two-part allegorical sayings. A specifically and effectively designed as a textbook for self-study and classroom teaching, each individual proverb comes with the story behind that proverb and its source in both English and Chinese, as well as a literal translation, the figurative meaning, an English equivalent, a vocabulary list, and examples of how the proverb is used in modern written and spoken Chinese. Uniquely informative, thoughtful and thought-provoking, Becoming a Dragon is an especially recommended addition to personal, community, and academic library collections.”

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Description

Proverbs are an important and characteristic feature of Chinese language and culture. There is a Chinese proverb for almost any situation, and judicious use of proverbs is regarded as a sign of good education. Proverbs are often derived from classical stories or historical events, and offer a multi-dimensional resource for learning Chinese. Becoming a Dragon: Forty Chinese Proverbs for Lifelong Learning and Classroom Study, is a bilingual (English-Chinese) collection of proverbs, popular phrases, and two-part allegorical sayings. Each proverb is set out with all the materials needed for self-study and classroom teaching: the story behind the proverb and its source in both English and Chinese, a literal translation, the figurative meaning, English equivalents, a vocabulary list, and examples of how the proverb is used in modern written and spoken Chinese. Illustrations and vocabulary lists are also available online for use in classroom presentations.

Additional information

Pages

200

Volumes

1

Edition

First

Format

,

ISBN

9781614720393

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