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Guànyòngyǔ 慣用語 (Idioms and Common Sayings)
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At present, there is no consensus among Sinologists neither on the classification of idiomatic units, nor on the Chinese equivalent for the term "idiom". Despite the more precise and commonly adopted linguistic term "common sayings", guànyòn…

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Victoria BOGUSHEVSKAYA, “Guànyòngyǔ 慣用語 (Idioms and Common Sayings)”, in: Encyclopedia of Chinese Language and Linguistics, General Editor Rint Sybesma. Consulted online on 25 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2210-7363_ecll_COM_000301>
First published online: 2016

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