Friday, February 17, 2012

Dictionary of 1,000 Chinese Idioms

We're pleased to announce that Dictionary of 1,000 Chinese Idioms: Revised Edition is now in stock! In this new edition, each entry has both traditional simplified Chinese characters, pinyin transliterations with tone marks, and a new introduction by the authors.

Four-character idioms, or chengyu, are a unique part of the Chinese language, and many incorporate value and myths that have been a part of Chinese culture for over 3,000 years. The revised edition selects the 1,000 most frequently used idioms, and arranges them alphabetically by their pinyin pronunciation. It is a vital book for any student of Chinese who wishes to understand the important nuances of meaning that pervade the language and the culture. 

Marjorie Lin is a graduate of Providence University in Taichung, Taiwan and works as a professional Chinese-English translator. Schalk Leonard is a professional Chinese-English translator. They reside in the Pacific Northwest.

Available on our website,, and at your local bookstore!