About Ability (Beginner and Intermediate Levels)

自相矛盾 Self-contradictory

刻舟求剑 Nick the boat to seek the sword

拔苗助长 Helping shoots grow by pulling them upward

画饼充饥 Draw cake to allay hunger

水滴石穿 Constant dripping wears the stone

胸有成竹 Have a well-thought-out plan

抛砖引玉 Cast brick to attract jade

班门弄斧 Show off ones skill before an expert

 

With Animals (Beginner and Intermediate Levels)

对牛弹琴 Playing musical instrument for a ox

守株待兔 Waiting for a rabbit by the tree stump

井底之蛙 Frog in a well

老马识途 An old horse knows its way

一箭双雕 Kill two birds with one arrow

指鹿为马 Calling a deer a horse

画龙点睛 Dotting the dragons eyes

狐假虎威 Borrowing on the prowess of tiger

 

About Ability (Advanced Learners)

自相矛盾 Self-contradictory

刻舟求剑 Nick the boat to seek the sword

拔苗助长 Helping shoots grow by pulling them upward

画饼充饥 Draw cake to allay hunger

水滴石穿 Constant dripping wears the stone

胸有成竹 Have a well-thought-out plan

抛砖引玉 Cast brick to attract jade

班门弄斧 Show off ones skill before an expert

 

With Animals (Advanced Learners)

对牛弹琴 Playing musical instrument for a ox

守株待兔 Waiting for a rabbit by the tree stump

井底之蛙 Frog in a well

老马识途 An old horse knows its way

一箭双雕 Kill two birds with one arrow

指鹿为马 Calling a deer a horse

画龙点睛 Dotting the dragons eyes

狐假虎威 Borrowing on the prowess of tiger