Chinese Idioms: Related To Facial Features

Chinese idioms (chéngyǔ) infographics have been the most popular category in VividChinese.com. So here is another one filled with useful Chinese idioms: Related To Facial Features Chinese Idioms infographic.

If you teach Chinese AP, or a student planning to take the test, there are many ways to prepare. Adding Chinese idioms appropriately into the writing section is a good way to show a deeper understanding of Chinese, and this will boost your test score. That’s why we’ve made a few infographics focused on Chinese idioms.

In this Chinese Idioms Related to Facial Features infographic, there are five facial features, with three frequently-used idioms for each feature, totalling 15 idioms. For each idiom, there is a Chinese character, pinyin, meaning, and a sentence, along with an image as a memory aid. Teachers can use this infographic to teach and provide more practice for the students.

Facial Features Related Chinese Idioms

The idioms are listed below.

Eyes

耳濡目染   ěr rú mù rǎn

Meaning: to be influenced

Example: 因为从小  耳濡目染 ,所以他和他妈妈都是音乐家。 (Yīnwèi cóngxiǎo ěrrúmùrǎn, suǒyǐ tā hé tā māmā dōu shì yīnyuè jiā.)

鱼目混珠   yú mù hùn zhū

Meaning: to pass off fish eyes for pearls / to pass off fake products as genuine

Example: 去买贵重的珠宝时,要注意不要买到  鱼目混珠 的假货。 (Qù mǎi guìzhòng de zhūbǎo shí, yào zhùyì bù yāo mǎi dào yúmùhùnzhū de jiǎ huò.)

一目了然   yí mù liǎo rán

Meaning: obvious at a glance 

Example: 这题老师解释得很清楚,一目了然。 (Zhè tí lǎoshī jiěshì dé hěn qīngchǔ, yīmùliǎorán.)

 

Eyebrow

眉开眼笑   méi kāi yǎn xiào

Meaning: brows raised in delight, eyes laughing; beaming with joy/all smiles

Example: 看他  眉开眼笑 的样子,应该是在跟女朋友讲电话。 (Kàn tā méikāiyǎnxiào de yàngzi, yīnggāi shì zài gēn nǚ péngyǒu jiǎng diànhuà.)

 

眉飞色舞   méi fēi sè wǔ

Meaning: smiles of exultation/radiant with delight

Example: 她  眉飞色舞 地说她得奖那场比赛的经过。 (Tā méifēisèwǔ de shuō tā dé jiǎng nà chǎng bǐsài de jīngguò.)

 

愁眉苦脸   chóu méi kǔ liǎn

Meaning: to look anxious/to look miserable

Example: 看她  愁眉苦脸 的样子,可能工作上遇到什么问题了。 (Kàn tā chóuméikǔliǎn de yàngzi, kěnéng gōngzuò shàng yù dào shénme wèntíle)

 

Nose

鼻青脸肿   bí qīng liǎn zhǒng

Meaning: a bloody nose and a swollen face/ badly battered

Example: 他被打得  鼻青脸肿 。 (Tā bèi dǎ dé bíqīngliǎnzhǒng.)

 

嗤之以鼻   chī zhī yǐ bí

Meaning: to snort disdainfully / to scoff at / to turn up one’s nose

Example: 我对他这种下流的行为  嗤之以鼻! (Wǒ duì tā zhè zhǒng xiàliú de xíngwéi chīzhīyǐbí!)

 

仰人鼻息   yǎng rén bí xī

Meaning: to rely on others for the air one breathes; to depend on sb’s whim for one’s living

Example: 你没有过过  仰人鼻息 的生活,不知道那有多窝囊。 (Nǐ méiyǒuguòguò yǎngrénbíxī de shēnghuó, bù zhīdào nà yǒu duō wōnáng.)

 

Ears

耳熟能详  ěr shú néng xiáng

Meaning: what’s frequently heard can be repeated in detail 

Example: 这首歌我已经听过非常多次,耳熟能详。 (Zhè shǒu gē wǒ yǐjīng tīngguò fēicháng duō cì, ěrshúnéngxiáng.)

 

洗耳恭听  xǐ ěr gōng tīng

Meaning: to listen with respectful attention / (a polite request to sb to speak) / we are all ears

Example: 你说吧!我  洗耳恭听!(Nǐ shuō ba! Wǒ xǐ’ěrgōngtīng!)

 

耳提面命  ěr tí miàn mìng

Meaning: to give sincere advice/to exhort earnestly

Example: 因为父母長年的   耳提面命,我一直记得要做一个诚实的人。 (Yīnwèi fùmǔ chángnián de ěr tí miàn mìng, wǒ yīzhí jìdé yào zuò yīgè chéngshí de rén.)

 

Month

七嘴八舌   qī zuǐ bā shé

Meaning: lively discussion with everybody talking at once

Example: 大家  七嘴八舌 地说,我都不知道要听谁的。 (Dàjiā qī zuǐ bā shé de shuō, wǒ dū bù zhīdào yào tīng shéi de.)

 

百口莫辩   bǎi kǒu mò biàn

Meaning: a hundred mouths cannot explain it away

Example: 许多证据摆在那里,让他  百口莫辩。 (Xǔduō zhèngjù bǎi zài nàlǐ, ràng tā bǎikǒumòbiàn.)

 

口是心非   kǒu shì xīn fēi

Meaning:

duplicity/hypocrisy 

Example: 看不出来他是一个  口是心非 的伪君子啊!(Kàn bù chūlái tā shì yīgè kǒushìxīnfēi de wèijūnzǐ a!)

 

Facial Features Related Chinese Idioms Simplified Chinese Version

Facial Features Related Chinese Idioms Simplified Chinese Version

 

Facial Features Related Chinese Idioms Traditional Chinese Version

Facial Features Related Chinese Idioms Traditional Chinese Version

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