Chinese Idioms

There is much traditional Chinese wisdom which is still relevant in modern business and society. This section introduces common sayings and idioms commonly used by the Chinese, along with examples of how they apply to business and life in China today. By knowing these sayings you can better understand the Chinese, which can make succeeding in China that much easier.

35 Ways to Wish Someone Well in Chinese

Life in China is filled with opportunities to reconnect with old contacts and meet new friends. But what should you say to make a good impression, especially at special events? Check out this simple list of Chinese idioms, and you’ll have something to say on any occasion!


27 Idioms For More Effective Communication with the Chinese

Effective communication is essential when working with the Chinese, but a lack of foreign language skills on both sides can impair progress. Enter Chinese idioms, steeped in Chinese culture, they can easily communicate complex ideas quickly and succinctly. Learning a few key idioms can do wonders for your ability to communicate in China, and increase your respect (face) among the Chinese as well.