Chinese Stories for Language Learners: A Treasury of Proverbs and Folktales in Bilingual Chinese and English (Free CD & Online Audio Recordings Includ
ISBN: 0804852782
EAN13: 9780804852784
Language: English
Publication Date: Mar 23, 2021
Pages: 256
Dimensions: 1" H x 9" L x 6" W
Weight: 1.113334 lbs.
Format: Paperback

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The highly anticipated next book in Tuttle's Stories for Language Learners series is here

This book presents 22 classic Chinese proverbs and the traditional tales behind them. The stories are bilingual, with the Chinese and English versions presented on facing pages. Each includes an explanation of how the proverb is used today, cultural notes, vocabulary and discussion questions. Audio recordings of the tales read by native speakers are included—both on the accompanying CD and as downloadable online audio--giving students a chance to improve their pronunciation and comprehension.

Some of the proverbs featured in this collection include:

  • Painting the Eyes on the Dragon
    Based on the story of a famous court painter in 6th century China who painted dragons, this proverb refers to the finishing touches needed to bring a work of art or literature to life. In a discussion, it refers to the final statements used to clinch the argument.

  • Waiting for Rabbits by a Tree Stump
    Based on an ancient folktale about a foolish farmer who sees a rabbit kill itself in front of him by running into a tree stump, then gives up tilling his field to wait for more rabbits by the stump. This saying is applied to people who wait passively for luck to strike again. It also refers to impractical people who stick to one way of doing things Read More chevron_right

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