Chinese idioms (chéngyǔ) infographics have been the most popular category in VividChinese.com. So here is another one filled with useful Chinese idioms: emotion-related Chinese Idioms infographic.

In this emotion-related Chinese Idioms infographic, there are five types of emotion, with three frequently-used idioms for each type, totaling 15 idioms. For each idiom, there is a Chinese character, pinyin, literally meaning, and actual meaning, along with an image as a memory aid. Teachers can use this infographic to teach and provide more practice for the students. 

Chinese Idioms: emotion-related

Joy and happy

满面春风 mǎn miàn chūn fēng

Literally: One’s face shines with a smile.

Meaning: 满面春风 is used to describe one’s face lit up with joy.

手舞足蹈 shǒu wǔ zú dǎo

Literally: Gesticulating with hands and feet excitedly.

Meaning: 手舞足蹈 is used to describe one who is excited and dancing with joy. 

眉飞色舞 méi fēi sè wǔ

Literally: Arching eyebrows and radiant face.

Meaning: 眉飞色舞 is used to describe one’s animated and joyful expression.

Smile and laugh

破涕为笑 pò tì wéi xiào

Literally: Smile through tears.

Meaning: 破涕为笑 is used to describe one who is sad and crying but still manages to smile.

眉开眼笑 méi kāi yǎn xiào

Literally: His eyebrows raised and his eyes kindled with joy.

Meaning: 眉开眼笑 is used to describe one’s face that is smiling and joyful.

哄堂大笑 hōng táng dàxiào

Literally: Everyone in the room burst out in laughter.

Meaning: 哄堂大笑 is used to describe a setting where everyone present is laughing.

Fear and dread

大惊失色 dà jīng shī sè

Literally: To be frightened and turning pale.

Meaning: 大惊失色 is used to describe one who is so terrified their face turns pale.

心有余悸  xīn yǒu yú jì

Literally: Be numb in a state of shock.

Meaning: 心有余悸 is used to describe one who is experiencing much fear.

胆颤心惊 dǎn zhàn xīn jīng

Literally: One’s heart beats with fear

Meaning: 胆颤心惊 is used to describe one who is nervous and fretful.

Cry and weep

嚎啕大哭 háo táo dà kū

Literally: Break into dramatic lamentations. 

Meaning: 嚎啕大哭 is used to describe one who cries loudly.

泪如雨下 lèi rú yǔ xià

Literally: One’s tears fall like rain.

Meaning: 泪如雨下 is used to describe one who is crying profusely, his tears cascading.

抱头痛哭 bào tóu tòng kū

Literally: Head tilted down into cupped hands, very upset and crying.

Meaning: 抱头痛哭 is used to describe who cries bitterly alone, or in another’s arms.

Anger and rage

勃然大怒 bó rán dà nù

Literally: Suddenly one burst into anger.

Meaning: 勃然大怒 is used to describe one who is so angry, he hits the roof.

怒不可遏 nù bù kě’è

Literally: Angered beyond all control.

Meaning: 怒不可遏 is used to describe one who is so angry, he has lost control of himself.

怒气冲天 nù qì chōng tiān

Literally: One’s wrath filled the sky.

Meaning: 怒气冲天 is used to describe whose anger is wrought up to a high pitch.

 

Emotion-Related Chinese Idioms Simplified Chinese Version Infographic

Emotion-Related Chinese Idioms Simplified Chinese Version Infographic

 

Emotion-Related Chinese Idioms Traditional Chinese Version Infographic

Emotion-Related Chinese Idioms Traditional Chinese Version Infographic

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