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The WSU-CI has produced the following videos spotlighting amusing Chinese idioms. Each video is approximately two minutes in length and features an explanation, model pronunciation, and an opportunity for learners to repeat the phrase.

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3 Days Fishing 2 Days Drying the Net(三天打鱼两天晒网)
 
 
7 Up 8 Down(七上八下)
 
10,000 Fans(万人迷)
 
 
Add Oil Add Vinegar (添油加醋)
 
Angry Youth(愤青)
 
Approach Hot & Loud(凑热闹)
 
Bad to the Bone(坏到骨子里)
 
Big Gallbladder(胆子大)
 
Blowing the Cow Hide(吹牛皮)
 
 
Bumping into a Nail(碰钉子)
 
 
Buying Soy Sauce(打酱油)
 
Cannon Behind the Horse (马后炮)
 
Change Come Change Go(变来变去)
 
Chicken Feather Garlic Skin(鸡毛蒜皮)

 
Cooking Telephone Cereal (煲电话粥)
 
Crying Poverty(哭穷)
 
Dark Love(暗恋)
 
 
Dig Root Ask Bottom(刨根问底)
 
 
Drag and Pull  (拖拖拉拉)
 
Driving at Night(开夜车)
 
Dropping the Chain(掉链子)
 
 
Eat Vinegar(吃醋)
 
 
Eating a Duck Egg(吃鸭蛋)
 
Eight Symbols(八卦)
 
Empty Happiness(空欢喜)
 
 
Expert/Fashionista (内行/外行)
 
Expose Time(晒光阴)
 
 
 
Fall into Love River(坠入爱河)
 
 
Feverish Friend(发烧友)
 
 
Flower Prince(花花公子)
 
Flower Vase(花瓶)
 
Fried Squid(炒鱿鱼)
 
Girl Honey (BFF) (闺蜜)
 
Giving Strength(给力)
 
Glasses Fell Off(大跌眼镜)
 
 
 
Good Talk...Bad Talk... (说好话...说坏话...)
 
 
Grab Craziness(抓狂)
 
Greedy Cat(馋猫) New!
 
Green Plum Bamboo Horse (青梅竹马)
 
 
 
Hot Door(热门)
 
Hugging Buddha's Feet(抱佛脚) New!
 
I'm Reliable & I've Come to Save You (我很靠谱/我来救你)
 
Inside Cloud inside Fog(云里雾里)
 
 
It's too Complicated(太复杂了)
 
Kingly Way(霸道)
 
Leftover Girl(剩女)
 
Light Bulb电灯泡)
 
Little Air Ghost (小气鬼)
 
 
Lose 3 Forget 4(丢三落四)
 
 
Man Talent Woman Appearance(郎才女貌)
 
Mild Calm(淡定)
 
Mixed Up Bug(糊涂虫)
 
Monkey Year Horse Month (猴年马月)New!
 
My Heart Moved (我心动了)
 
New Hand(新手)
 
 
Old Antique(老古董)
 
 
One-second Killing(秒杀)
 
The One Selected from 100  (百里挑一)New!
 
 
Peaceful Happy Nest(安乐窝) New!
 
People Mountain People Sea(人山人海)
 
 
Picking Bones out of Eggs (鸡蛋里挑骨头)
 
Playing Erhu for a Cow(对牛弹琴)
 
Poking the Hornet's Nest(捅马蜂窝)
 
Pour Cold Water(泼冷水)
 
Pretend Deep and Heavy(装深沉)
 
 
Quiet Calabash/Talking Drawer  (闷葫芦/话匣子)
 
 
Radish Cabbage  (萝卜青菜)
 
Random Drawing Book (漫画)
 
Robbing the Lens(抢镜头)
 
 
School Grass & School Flower(校花/校草)
 
Scum Boy/Old Driver(渣男/老司机)
 
Self Do Self Suffer (自作自受)
 
Selling Cuteness(卖萌)
 
Separated Hands  (分手)
 
Showing off Your Love(秀恩爱)
 
Sing the Opposite Tune(唱反调)
 
Single Role Show(独角戏)
 
Sitting on a Cold Bench (坐冷板凳)New!
 
Smooth Stick(光棍) New!
 
 
Spicy Eyes(辣眼睛) New!
 
Superheroes(侠客)
 
Sweeping Goods(扫货)
 
 
Swiping the Screen(刷屏) New!
 
Telling Stories(编故事)
 
 
Throw Away Sale (甩卖)
 
Thundering Someone(雷人)
 
Top Ranking House Boy(极品宅男)
 
Trick Road(套路)
 
Turn the Bend & Hug the Corner (拐弯抹角)
 
 
Walls Have Ears(隔墙有耳)
 
 
Wasting Mouth and Tongue(白费口舌)
 
Wearing Small Shoes(穿小鞋)
 
Wickedly Created Drama(恶作剧)
 
 
Wind By The Ear(耳旁风)
 
Wind Cloud People(风云人物)
 
Withered & Dry(枯燥)
 
Without Sustenance(无聊)
 
Wolf Swallow Tiger Gulp(狼吞虎咽)
 

 

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3 Days Fishing 2 Days Drying the Net(三天打鱼两天晒网)
 
 
7 Up 8 Down(七上八下)
 
10,000 Fans(万人迷)
 
 
Add Oil Add Vinegar (添油加醋)
 
Angry Youth(愤青)
 
Approach Hot & Loud(凑热闹)
 
Bad to the Bone(坏到骨子里)
 
Big Gallbladder (胆子大)
 
Blowing the Cow Hide(吹牛皮)
 
 
Bumping into a Nail(碰钉子)
 
 
Buying Soy Sauce(打酱油)
 
 
Change Come Change Go(变来变去)
 
Chicken Feather Garlic Skin (鸡毛蒜皮)
 
Cooking Telephone Cereal(煲电话粥)
 
Crying Poverty (哭穷)
 
Dark Love(暗恋)
 
 
Dig Root Ask Bottom(刨根问底)
 
 
Drag and Pull (拖拖拉拉)New!
 
Driving at Night(开夜车)
 
Dropping the Chain(掉链子)
 
 
Eat Vinegar(吃醋)
 
 
Eating a Duck Egg(吃鸭蛋)
 
Eight Symbols(八卦)
 
Empty Happiness(空欢喜)
 
 
Expert/Fashionista (内行/外行)
 
Expose Time(晒光阴)
 
 
 
Fall into Love River(坠入爱河)
 
 
Feverish Friend (发烧友) New!
 
Fish Eyes Passing for Pearls (鱼目混珠)New!
 
Flower Prince(花花公子)
 
Flower Vase(花瓶)
 
Fried Squid(炒鱿鱼)
 
Girl Honey (BFF)(闺蜜)
 
Giving Strength(给力)
 
Glasses Fell Off(大跌眼镜)
 
 
 
Good Talk... Bad Talk...(说好话...说坏话...)
 
 
Grab Craziness(抓狂)
 
Greedy Cat (馋猫)
 
Green Plum Bamboo Horse (青梅竹马)
 
 
 
Hot Door (热门)
 
Hugging Buddha's Feet(抱佛脚) New!
 
I'm Reliable & I've Come to Save You (我很靠谱/我来救你)
 
Inside Cloud inside Fog(云里雾里)
 
 
It's too Complicated (太复杂了)
 
Kingly Way(霸道)
 
Leftover Girl(剩女)
 
Light Bulb电灯泡)
 
Little Air Ghost (小气鬼)
 
 
Lose 3 Forget 4(丢三落四)
 
 
Man Talent Woman Appearance(郎才女貌)
 
Mild Calm (淡定)
 
Mixed Up Bug(糊涂虫)
 
Monkey Year Horse Month(猴年马月)New!
 
My Heart Moved (我心动了)
 
New Hand(新手)
 
 
Old Antique(老古董)
 
 
One-second Killing(秒杀)
 
The One Selected from 100 (百里挑一)New! 
 
 
Peaceful Happy Nest (安乐窝)New!
 
People Mountain People Sea(人山人海)
 
 
Picking Bones out of Eggs (鸡蛋里挑骨头)
 
Playing Erhu for a Cow(对牛弹琴)
 
Poking the Hornet's Nest(捅马蜂窝)
 
Pour Cold Water(泼冷水)
 
Pretend Deep and Heavy(装深沉)
 
 
Quiet Calabash/Talking Drawer(闷葫芦/话匣子)
 
Raddish Cabbage(萝卜青菜)
 
 
Robbing the Lens(抢镜头)
 
 
School Grass & School Flower(校花/校草)
 
Scum Boy/Old Driver(渣男/老司机) New!
 
Self Do Self Suffer (自作自受)
 
Selling Cuteness(卖萌)
 
Separated Hands (分手)
 
Showing off Your Love(秀恩爱)
 
Sing the Opposite Tune(唱反调)
 
Single Role Show (独角戏)
 
Sitting on a Cold Bench(坐冷板凳)New!
 
Smooth Stick (光棍) New!
 
 
Spicy Eyes(辣眼睛)New!
 
Superheroes(侠客)
 
Sweeping Goods(扫货)
 
 
Swiping the Screen(刷屏) New!
 
Telling Stories(编故事)
 
 
Throw Away Sale  (甩卖)
 
Thundering Someone(雷人)
 
Top Ranking House Boy(极品宅男)
 
Trick Road(套路)
 
 
 
Walls Have Ears(隔墙有耳)
 
 
Wasting Mouth and Tongue(白费口舌)
 
Wearing Small Shoes(穿小鞋)
 
 
 
Wind By The Ear(耳旁风)
 
Wind Cloud People(风云人物)
 
Withered & Dry (枯燥)
 
Without Sustenance(无聊)
 

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