The Top Ten Chinese Idioms of 2017, as Chosen from Our Lessons

The Top Ten Chinese Idioms of 2017, as Chosen from Our Lessons

Chinese Culture,Learning Mandarin

We hope that you’ve all had a wonderful start to the Year of the Dog. It’s a time of the year to usher out the old and greet the new, or as people in China say, cíjiùyíngxīn – 辞旧迎新 [辭舊迎新]. Idioms play a huge part in learning the wonderfully descriptive Chinese language and can give a rich insight into Chinese culture. We’ve trawled through all the idioms in our lessons from 2017 – all 1,600 of them – and selected our top eight.

Let’s start with some eye-themed idioms:


When we strive for fluency in Chinese:


What it’s actually like to learn Chinese:


And ahead of that dreaded HSK exam…


But when you realise TCB’s got your back…


Post-HSK exam result celebratory shopping:


That completes our round-up of TCB’s top Chinese idioms of 2017. If you have a favourite idiom from one of our lessons, we’d love to hear from you on our social media channels.

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