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The highly anticipated next book in Tuttle's Stories for Language Learners series is here
This book presents 22 classic Chinese proverbs and the traditional tales behind them. The stories are bilingual, with the Chinese and English versions presented on facing pages. Each includes an explanation of how the proverb is used today, cultural notes, vocabulary and discussion questions. Audio recordings of the tales read by native speakers are included—both on the accompanying CD and as downloadable online audio--giving students a chance to improve their pronunciation and comprehension.
Some of the proverbs featured in this collection include:
- Painting the Eyes on the Dragon
Based on the story of a famous court painter in 6th century China who painted dragons, this proverb refers to the finishing touches needed to bring a work of art or literature to life. In a discussion, it refers to the final statements used to clinch the argument.
- Waiting for Rabbits by a Tree St