This book is an extracurricular reading material designed for foreign students to use idiomatic expressions in spoken Chinese. It is highly specialized, practical and readable in which 365 idiomatic expressions in spoken Chinese are selected. Each is provided with Chinese annotation and a corresponding situational dialogue and example sentences. Some are even illustrated. Pinyin and English annotation can also be found at the end of each expression for the convenience of foreign learners. An Mp3 is attached to it.
Liu Tieying has been studying on language and characters for years. Liu was a reporter and an editor. He has been working on Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language since 2003 and taught foreigners Chinese at Beijing Normal University, US Foreign Service Institute (FSI) and Beijing Language and Culture University. Wang Xinmei has been working on Chinese teaching and research for years. She is now a researcher on Teacher Training, Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language and a tester on Chinese proficiency level at Beijing Municipal Language Affairs Committee. She has published tens of papers on linguistic journals and compiled some books on language and characters.