Cheng Yu Storise

  • Learn Chinese Idiom:世外桃源
    UtopiaDuring Dong Jin Dynasty, there was an old fisherman in Wu Ling district. One day, he went fishing on a fishing boat. The boat was floating along a stream. The fisherman, unconsciously, lost his way. Suddenly, a beautiful forest of peach trees, with flowers in full bloom, caught his eyes. Curio...
  • Learn Chinese Idiom:青出于蓝
    Indigo Blue is Extracted From The Indigo PlantDuring the Northern Dynasties Period, there lived a man named Li Mi, who from his youth studied under Kung Fan. Kung Fan was both very knowledgeable and morally upright. He taught his students to be conscientious and responsible. Before each lecture, he ...
  • Learn Chinese Idiom:乐极生悲
    Chunyu Kun (chún yú kūn 淳于髡) lived in the state of Qi (qí guó 齐国) during the Warring States Period (zhàn guó,475-221 BC). He was wise, humorous and eloquent. He skillfully advised the king on many occasions and successfully went to many states as an envoy.In the year 349 BC, the State of...
  • Learn Chinese Idiom:道听途说
    Learn Chinese Idiom:道听途说Heard On The Street And Spoken of In The RoadMau Kung, of the kingdom of Ch'i, loved to exaggerate. He once said to his friend Mr. Ai, "Some strange things have been happening around here recently. For instance, there's a duck that layed 100 eggs, all at once." "That's im...
  • Learn Chinese Idiom Story:鹿死谁手
    Learn Chinese Idiom Story:鹿死谁手At Whose Hand Will The Dear DieDuring the Eastern Chin dynasty, there lived a merchant named Shr Le. When the area in which he lived was struck by natural disaster, Shr Le was forced out of business. Unable to find work, he had nothing to eat, and when he was so hun...
  • Learn Chinese Idiom:信口雌黄
    Learn Chinese Idiom:信口雌黄"Orpiment" is a kind of reddish-yellow mineral which was used in ancient times to paint over mistakes one made when writing.During the Ch'in dynasty, there lived a man named Wang Yan, who was very eloquent. Wang Yan worked for the government, and would often travel from p...
  • Learn Chinese Idiom:前车之鉴
    Learn Chinese Idiom Story:前车之鉴A Warning Taken From The Overturned Cart AheadDuring the Western Han dynasty, there lived in Loyang a man named Jia Yi. Jia Yi was very knowledgeable , and even the emperor engaged him as a teacher. One day, he was teaching the emperor about the proper way to govern...
  • Learn Chinese Idiom--口蜜腹剑
    Learn Chinese Idiom--口蜜腹剑Honey In The Mouth And Swords In The StomachLi Lin-fu was a prime minister of China during the T'ang dynasty. He was good at both calligraphy and painting, but had a crafty and sinister personality which made him disliked by everyone. Li Lin-fu would bribe the palace eun...
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