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University of Pennsylvania, Graduate School of Education

Chinese Idioms Station #Week 3#

鹤立鸡群 hè lì jī qún  鹤 hè  crane (bird) 立 lì   stand at 鸡 jī   rooster 群 qún  group Literal meaning: A crane standing among a group of roosters. Connotation: To describe a person who is outstanding. Use: 他真聪明,在班里真是鹤立鸡群。  He … Continue reading

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#Chinese Idioms Station# Week 2

海枯石烂  [hǎi kū shí làn] 海:ocean 枯:dry up 石:stone 烂:rot    General meaning: (even if) the sea run dry and the rock crumble. To describe a long period of time, or to describe the eternal love. Example: 即使海枯石烂,我的爱也不会改变。[jí shǐ hǎi … Continue reading

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#Chinese Idiom Station# Week 1

New Start Spring 2017! 虎头蛇尾  [hǔ tóu shé wěi] 虎:tiger 头:head 蛇:snake 尾:tail General meaning: to do things with a fine start but a poor finish. Example: 他的一个缺点是做事虎头蛇尾。[tā de yí gè quē diǎn shì zuò shì hǔ tóu shé wěi] … Continue reading

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#Passing Through Chinese Dynasties#

Passing Through  Chinese Dynasties TC@Penn has just held its biggest event of this semester! “Passing Through Chinese Dynasties”! It was really fantastic! See the photos here!! Traditional Chinese Costumes Penn Chinese Dance Club Yummy Chinese Food Interesting Chinese Games Lovely Guests … Continue reading

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Passing Through Chinese Dynasties

Interested in Chinese history or Chinese traditional customs? Want to challenge yourself by doing Chinese calligraphy and Chinese knot? Or just get relaxed by trying traditional games from China? Stop by our “Passing Through Chinese Dynasties” event and enjoy free Chinese food and tea! P.S. You are more than welcome to dress in traditional costumes from your own culture! To register, please click on the link. https://docs.google.com/a/gse.upenn.edu/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf6ciCKZto3rtSpytgWLMtGnUgQM93LQBVOt6e3cUFawuTFTQ/viewform

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#Chinese Idioms Station# Week 2

wàn  万:      ten thousand wú    无:      no yī      一:      one/once shī    失:      fail General meaning: cannot fail under any circumstances; no risk at all. Example: 这项投资方案万无一失,但老板还是不同意。  [zhè xiàng tóu … Continue reading

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#Chinese Idioms Station# Week 1

ATTENTION! TC@Penn now has our own #Chinese Idioms Station#! We are going to share two Cheng Yu or Popular Words every week. Interested in Chinese? Don’t miss our special word food! #Chinese Idioms Station# Week 1

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