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Idiom of the Month: 早出晚归(Zǎochū wǎn guī)

zaochu wan gui

School is in full swing and teachers and students are settling into a new year of learning.

We often say that teachers and students who work really hard, 早出晚归 (zǎochū wǎn guī). Literally, this means “goes out early and returns late” which are characteristics of someone who works very hard.

We wish you great success in your studies and classes this year as you 早出晚归。

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The 2013 Better Chinese Calendar features all the Chinese and Western holidays rolled into one vividly, illustrated calendar. This year, each month features a Chinese idiom. The calendar contains both Simplified Chinese and English to help the beginner Chinese learner start talking about the days and months of the year.

Esther Lee

Esther Lee

Esther is an ABC (American born Chinese, not already been chewed) mom trying to teach her kids Chinese and head of Marketing at Better Chinese.

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  1. September 25, 2013

    谢谢李老师!This is inspiring me to work hard and learn the language! I have a few
    other
    reasons to want to learn too :)

  2. September 25, 2013

    This is awesome! I love the idioms you post. :)

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