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2016-1-6 17:24:25

最常见的中国成语英译~来检测一下你的英语水平吧!

上学的时候,老师鼓励我们写作文时可以适当使用成语,能够提升作文的语言水平。这个道理在英文写作中也是适用的。不过,有些中文的成语在英语中如果表达不当,反而会让人误解。所以,一起来学学常见中文成语的英译很有必要,这里的常见成语英译,你知道几个呢?赶快来检测一下吧~

1.爱屋及乌 Love me, love my dog.

2.百闻不如一见 (眼见为实)Seeing is believing.

3.比上不足比下有余 worse off than some, better off than many; to fall short of the best, but be better than the worst.

4.笨鸟先飞 A slow sparrow should make an early start.

5.不眠之夜 white night

6.不以物喜不以己悲 not pleased by external gains, not saddened by personal losses

7.不遗余力 spare no effort; go all out; do one's best

8.不打不成交 No discord, no concord.

9.拆东墙补西墙 rob Peter to pay Paul

10.辞旧迎新 bid farewell to the old and usher in the new; ring out the old year and ring in the new

11.大事化小,小事化了 try first to make their mistake sound less serious and then to reduce it to nothing at all

12.大开眼界 open one's eyes; broaden one's horizon; be an eye-opener

13.国泰民安 The country flourishes and people live in peace

14.过犹不及 going too far is as bad as not going far enough; beyond is as wrong as falling short; too much is as bad as too little

15.功夫不负有心人 Everything comes to him who waits.

16.好了伤疤忘了疼 once on shore, one prays no more

17.好事不出门恶事传千里 Good news never goes beyond the gate, while bad news spread far and wide.

18.和气生财 Harmony brings wealth.

19.活到老学到老 One is never too old to learn.

20.既往不咎 let bygones be bygones

21.金无足赤,人无完人 Gold can't be pure and man can't be perfect.

22.金玉满堂 Treasures fill the home.

23.脚踏实地 be down-to-earth

24.脚踩两只船 sit on the fence

25.君子之交淡如水 the friendship between gentlemen is as pure as crystal; a hedge between keeps friendship green

26.老生常谈,陈词滥调 cut and dried, cliché,stereotype

27.礼尚往来 Courtesy calls for reciprocity.

28.留得青山在,不怕没柴烧 Where there is life, there is hope.

29.马到成功 achieve immediate victory; win instant success

30.名利双收 gain in both fame and wealth

31.茅塞顿开 be suddenly enlightened

32.没有规矩,不成方圆 Nothing can be accomplished without norms or standards.

33.每逢佳节倍思亲 On festive occasions more than ever one thinks of one's dear ones far away.It is on the festival occasions when one misses his dear most.

34.谋事在人,成事在天 The planning lies with man, the outcome with Heaven. Man proposes, God disposes.

35.弄巧成拙 be too smart by half; Cunning outwits itself

36.拿手好戏 masterpiece

37.赔了夫人又折兵 throw good money after bad

38.抛砖引玉 a modest spur to induce others to come forward with valuable contributions; throw a sprat to catch a whale

39.破釜沉舟 cut off all means of retreat;burn one's own way of retreat and be determined to fight to the end

40.抢得先机 take the preemptive opportunities

41.巧妇难为无米之炊 If you have no hand you can't make a fist. One can't make bricks without straw.

42.千里之行始于足下 a thousand-li journey begins with the first step--the highest eminence is to be gained step by step

43.前事不忘后事之师 Past experience, if not forgotten, is a guide for the future.

44.前人栽树,后人乘凉 One generation plants the trees in whose shade another generation rests.One sows and another reaps.

45.前怕狼,后怕虎 fear the wolf in front and the tiger behind, hesitate in doing something

46.强龙难压地头蛇 Even a dragon (from the outside) finds it hard to control a snake in its old haunt - Powerful outsiders can hardly afford to neglect local bullies.

47.强强联手 win-win co-operatio

48.瑞雪兆丰年 A timely snow promises a good harvest.

49.人之初,性本善 Man's nature at birth is good.

50.人逢喜事精神爽 Joy puts heart into a man.

呵呵,是不是感觉这些成语英译很有意思呢?你知道多少呢?寓学于乐~一起来学习吧~

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