成語

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Chinese[edit]

simpl.
trad.

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

成語 (classifier )

  1. Chengyu, a certain kind of Chinese set phrase originating in Classical Chinese, typically four or five characters in length.
    喜歡成語畫蛇添足」。 [Beijing Mandarin, MSC, trad.]
    喜欢成语画蛇添足”。 [Beijing Mandarin, MSC, simp.]
    Wǒ zuì xǐhuān de chéngyǔ shì "Huàshétiānzú". [Pinyin]
    My favourite chengyu is "huàshétiānzú".
  2. Any idiomatic expression, set phrase

Usage notes[edit]

  • Although often translated as idiom, in fact 成語 chéngyǔ refers to a specific kind of idiomatic expression in Chinese (see Chengyu). Other kinds of idiom types include 俗語 súyǔ, 諺語 yànyǔ and 歇後語 xiēhòuyǔ.

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
せい
Grade: 4

Grade: 2
on'yomi

Noun[edit]

成語 (hiragana せいご, romaji seigo)

  1. set phrase

Korean[edit]

Hanja in this word

Noun[edit]

成語 (seong-eo) (hangeul 성어)

  1. Hanja form? of 성어, “set phrase”.

Vietnamese[edit]

Hán tự in this word

Noun[edit]

成語

  1. Hán tự form of thành ngữ, "set phrase"