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【Learn Chinese】5 Chengyu to Express Feelings
When you are learning Chinese, it is important to understand all the nuances of the language in order to be able to use it to its fullest. Here are 5 common and useful Chinese idioms that you should start using in your daily life.
豁然开朗 (huò rán kāi lǎng)
豁然开朗 is a phrase that has two meaning. The first meaning is something similar to a “eureka” moment. The second meaning is closely related to the first one. It is the feeling you get when you suddenly see a refreshing, open space. More often than not, you don’t see the area before you finally get to look at the beautiful view.
乱七八糟 (luàn qī bā zāo)
乱七八糟 is a phrase that means that something is a complete or total mess. It can be used both for abstract and for concrete phenomena. For example, you could say that your room is a mess, but you could also say that your life is a mess. You can also use it in questions to ask who made a mess.
一见钟情(yí jiàn zhōng qíng)
一见钟情 is a very romantic phrase that means love at first sight. In other words, it is a very useful idiom if you want to seduce someone. On the other hand, you should keep in mind that the phrase can be used both for inanimate objects and for people alike. So, you could actually say that you fell in love at first sight with the pizza you had last Saturday.
心血来潮 (xīn xuè lái cháo)
心血来潮 is a phrase that can be understood as “on a whim” or “spur of the moment”. In a literal sense, it paints the image of blood rushing to your heart. If you want to make your story sound more impressive, you can use this idiom to describe the feeling you had when you were very excited about something.
莫名其妙 (mò míng qí miào)
Of course, not every idiom should be learned, but if you want to perfect your knowledge of the language, then definitely keep on learning. 莫名其妙 is a phrase that means that something is baffling. You can also use it to explain that something is so profound or mysterious that you can’t even articulate it.