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.

The idioms are listed below.

Eyes:

耳濡目染   ě r rú mù rǎn

鱼目混珠   yú mù hùn zhū

一目了然   yí mù liǎo rán

 

Eyebrow:

眉开眼笑   méi kāi yǎn xiào

眉飞色舞   méi fēi sè wǔ

愁眉苦脸   chóu méi kǔ liǎn

 

Nose:

鼻青脸肿   bí qīng liǎn zhǒng

嗤之以鼻   chī zhī yǐ bí

仰人鼻息   yǎng rén bí xī

 

Ears:

耳熟能详  ěr shú néng xiáng

洗耳恭听  xǐ ěr gōng tīng

耳提面命  ěr tí miàn mìng

 

Month:

七嘴八舌   qī zuǐ bā shé

百口莫辩   bǎi kǒu mò biàn

口是心非   kǒu shì xīn fēi

 

Simplified Chinese Version

 

Traditional Chinese Version

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