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重 zhòng usually means "heavy, important, or powerful". In the following three Chinese idioms, 重 zhòng is used for different meanings. Please pay attention to what exactly 重 zhòng is used for, and at the same time, learn three new Chinese idioms for yourself:
语重心长 yǔ zhòng xīn cháng: speak with meaningful and heartfelt words
避重就轻 bì zhòng jiù qīng: avoid the important and dwell on the trivial
任重道远 rèn zhòng dào yuǎn: to bear heavy responsibilities through a long struggle
(photo credit Nasir Nasrallah)
I've talked about the original story behind 任重道远 rèn zhòng dào yuǎn and recorded audio examples in my latest post as well if you're interested:
You can type the above Chinese idioms into google to see what sentences you could find. Try to understand the sentences you found as your reading practice. Have fun!
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