A Cultural Dictionary of The Chinese Language: 500 Proverbs, Idioms and Maxims 文化五百条

1st Edition

Liwei Jiao

Routledge
November 21, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 142 Pages - 1 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138907300 - CAT# Y185968

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Summary

A Cultural Dictionary of the Chinese Language introduces the 500 most important cultural traits of the Chinese as reflected in language use, especially in Chinese idioms (chengyu), proverbs and colloquial expressions (suyu).

Communicative competence, the ultimate goal of language learning, consists of not only linguistic, but intercultural competence, which enables the language learner to speak with fluency and understanding. The Chinese language is richly imbued with cultural wisdoms and values underlying the appropriateness of idioms in the Chinese language.

The Dictionary provides Intermediate and B1-C1 level learners as well as scholars of the Chinese language with an essential reference book as well as a useful cultural reader.

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