From time to time we come across materials that can nicely compliment the language learning tools that Livemocha offers. One of those resources has come to our attention from Allan Ngo of Money in Mandarin, who wrote a fantastic review of Livemocha’s services earlier this year. Allan has recently released his first e-book called 10 Clever Chinese Idioms, which is worth a download.
This brief (50 page), entertaining, and instructional book is simply laid out with illustrations, pronunciation tables, and usage guides that help intermediate Mandarin language learners to incorporate idioms into their regular conversation.
“… idioms are not… just about the language but are really about a country’s cultural personality.”
Here is a sample of the three-part breakdown given to each idiom that is featured:
For more information about 10 Clever Chinese Idioms, visit MoneyinMandarin.com. Not yet learning Mandarin or need to brush up a bit before you tackle Mandarin idioms? Visit the Livemocha Mandarin Chinese page and get started today!