Search for Chinese idioms

Type a part of the idiom and click Find.

Enter all or part of the idiom you are searching for in either simplified or traditional Chinese. The results will be restricted to Chinese idioms. A Chinese idiom or 成语 is a four character set phrase commonly used in Chinese literature as a compact and erudite way of expressing an idea.* For example, enter one or more of the characters in the popular idiom 不可思议 to see what it means. Use the main page to search for other Chinese terms in addition to idioms and search for longer phrases.
* Sun, Chaofen 2006, Chinese: A Linguistic Introduction, Kindle ed., Cambridge, UK; New York: Cambridge University Press, loc. 1282.

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