#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]

One of his shortcomings is that he does things with a fine start but a poor finish.

Synonym: 有始无终 [yǒu shǐ wú zhōng]


翻天覆地 [fān tiān fù dì]

翻:turn over2011103116030786

天:sky

覆:overturn

地:ground

 

General meaning: to describe an earth-shaking change.

 

Example:

学校发生了翻天覆地的变化。[xué xiào fā shēng le fān tiān fù dì de biàn huà]

School has changed dramatically.
Synonym: 沧海桑田 [cāng hǎi sāng tián]

 

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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!!

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Traditional Chinese Costumes

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Penn Chinese Dance Club

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Yummy Chinese Food

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Interesting Chinese Games

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Lovely Guests

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Next time, join TC@Penn and have a amazing trip together!

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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!

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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 zī fāng àn wàn wú yī shī ,dàn lǎo bǎn hái shì bù tóng yì]
This investment project takes no risk at all, but the boss still didn’t pass it.
Synonym:
十拿九稳[shí ná jiǔ wěn]
稳操胜券[wěn cāo shèng quàn]

pāo     抛: to throw, to cast
zhuān 砖: brick
yǐn      引: to attract, to cause
yù       玉: jade
General meaning: offer an immature idea or ordinary work during a group activity as an invitation for other people to contribute a much better suggestion or extraordinary creation.
Example: Mary and her friends all wrote about the same essay topic. 
Several people claimed that their own essay is the best. 
To decide on the winner, the group decided to examine the essays one by one. 
Knowing that her essay is not excellent, Mary displayed her essay first as an act of 抛砖引玉, so that people who had better essays could now feel free to reveal theirs.
Background knowledge: The Chinese highly value jade and consider it the representation of purity and integrity. 
Many Chinese characters with  “玉” as radicals have positive connotations.
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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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Welcome Reception and TC Training

Hello guys!

We have just held our first meeting in this semester!!

President of TC: Yue Wang   

The experienced Chinese teacher was lecturing on useful teaching techniques

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The Introduction of Our Other Board Members

Vice President: Jiajia Liu

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VP Teaching: Xuejing Xu

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VP Events: Shuochen Qin

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VP Marketing: Bingrui Wang

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Happy Hour

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Dear all, Welcome to TC@Penn!

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First VP Board Member Meeting for Fall 2016

We are waiting for you!

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