Resource: Chinese-English Database of Proverbs and Idioms (Chengyu)

Reference Chinese-English Database of Proverbs and Idioms (Chengyu)
Date of Submission Oct. 16, 2019, 5:52 p.m.
Status accepted
ISLRN 506-728-933-717-0
Resource Type Lexicon
Media Type Text
Language Chinese, English
Size 50000 terms
Access Medium downloadable

This database is important for translating 成語 chengyu (Chinese proverbs and idioms), which cannot be translated literally since they are often based on classical Chinese. For example, 臨陣磨槍, literally 'face battle sharpen spear', which means "do something at the last moment," cannot be correctly translated by MT or NMT systems based on the characters alone. The database includes a fairly large variety of English translations, as well as ranking information, literal meanings, variants, and syntactic codes.

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