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成语 chéngyǔ:  Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 5 UNDER CONSTRUCTION

成语 (chéngyǔ) English Meaning

  • Chinese set expression of 4 characters or two couplets of 4 characters each: expression often alluding to a story or historical quotation
  • idiom
  • proverb
  • saying
  • adage
  • set expression

Traditional Characters:  成語

+ is only found in HSK 5.

+ forms words in:

HSK 1, HSK 2, HSK 3, HSK 4, HSK 5 and HSK 6.  CLICK HERE to see them all.

+ forms words in:

HSK 1, HSK 2, HSK 3, HSK 4, HSK 5 and HSK 6.  CLICK HERE to see them all.

Corresponding Classifiers|Measure Words:

  • 条 (tiáo)
  • 本 (běn)
  • 句 (jù)

Sample Sentences

+

Stroke Order & Character Components

成 (chéng): to succeed; to finish; to complete; to accomplish; to become; to turn into; to be all right; OK!; one tenth

  • 戈 (gē): halberd
  • 丁 (dīng): fourth of the ten Heavenly Stems 十天干(shí tiān gān); fourth in order; letter ‘D’ or roman ‘IV’ in list ‘A, B, C’, or ‘I, II, III,’ etc.; butyl; cubes (of food)
  • 戈 (gē): halberd

语 (yǔ): dialect; language; speech

  • 讠 (yán): speech
  • 五 (wǔ): five; 5
  • 口 (kǒu): mouth

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 成

HSK 3 Word List

HSK 4 Word List

HSK 5 Word List

HSK 6 Word List

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 语

HSK 1 Word List

HSK 4 Word List

HSK 5 Word List

  • 成语(chéng yǔ):  Chinese set expression of 4 characters or two couplets of 4 characters each:   expression often alluding to a story or historical quotation; idiom; proverb; saying; adage; set expression; CL:  条(tiáo), 本(běn), 句(jù)
  • 语气(yǔ qì):  tone; manner of speaking; mood; CL:   個|个(gè)

HSK 6 Word List

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

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