https://www.duolingo.com/Jason137255

Chengyu (成語) Lessons

I know that for several other languages Duolingo has a class for idioms. I would like to request a course for Chinese Idioms aka Chengyu. I think that a course on some of the most common Chengyu would be a good way to teach Chinese students much about China's history and culture.

December 29, 2017

7 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/garpike

This would make an excellent bonus skill.

December 29, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Wadafik

i agree! my friend told of several idioms in chinese and i find them really delightful. would love to learn more of them.

December 29, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/NasuSamaruk0

好好學習,天天向上!

The sentence from Duolingo lesson is 努力學習,天天向上!, which is alternate version of the idiom above.

December 31, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Wadafik

i just came across the idiom in my lesson today. :D

December 31, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Jason137255

I have been listening to the Chinese Sayings Podcast (https://teacup.media/category/shows/chinese-sayings/) by Laszlo Montgomery. That's where I got the idea for a bonus skill from.

December 29, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/momo-wuwen

We'd need stories about those!

April 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/_OldChinaHand1_

Yes, introducing four character chengyus 四字成语 or Chinese idioms would be an excellent way to teach students about China's history and culture. It would be an excellent idea to introduce them in short stories.

February 11, 2019
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