The language of Mandarin rich and fascinating to study. And perhaps no other area of the language is so representative of its cultural and historical roots as the study of chengyu, Chinese four character idioms. Each chengyu is derived from a back story that is taken from Chinese history and folklore.
Many chengyu focus on admirable or deplorable character traits. The tales behind these Chinese idioms and their conclusions are very interesting. Here are two Chinese idioms all about indomitable spirit, perseverance, and dedication despite any obstacle. View All >