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关于英语常用的读书成语精选

来源:大风车网2018-12-25

中华文化博大精深,成语俗语都是智慧结晶,但翻译成英文如果表达不当,却容易引起误解。所以,一起来学学常见中文成语的英译很有必要!

01

爱屋及乌

Loveme,lovemydog.

02

百闻不如一见

Onelookisworthathousandwords.

Seeingisbelieving.

03

比上不足,比下有余

Tofallshortofthebest,butbebetterthantheworst.

04

笨鸟先飞

Aslowsparrowshouldmakeanearlystart.

05

不遗余力

Sparenoeffort;goallout;doone'sbest.

06

不打不成交

Nodiscord,noconcord.

07

拆东墙补西墙

RobPetertopayPaul.

08

辞旧迎新

Bidfarewelltotheoldandusherinthenew.

09

大事化小,小事化了

Tryfirsttomaketheirmistakesoundlessseriousandthentoreduceittonothingatall.

10

大开眼界

Broadenone'shorizon;beaneye-opener.

11

国泰民安

Thecountryflourishesandpeopleliveinpeace.

12

过犹不及

Goingbeyondthelimitisasbadasfallingshort;excessisjustasbadasdeficiency;

toomuchisasbadastoolittle.

13

好了伤疤忘了疼

Onceonshore,onepraysnomore.

14

好事不出门,坏事传千里

Badnewstravelsfast.

15

和气生财

Harmonybringswealth;

friendlinessisconducivetobusinesssuccess.

16

活到老学到老

Nevertoooldtolearn.

17

既往不咎

Letbygonesbebygones.

18

金无足赤,人无完人

Therearespotsevenonthesun.

19

金玉满堂

Treasuresfillthehome.

20

脚踏实地

Bedown-to-earth.

21

脚踩两只船

Sitonthefence;beafence-sitter;haveafootineithercamp.

22

君子之交淡如水

Ahedgebetweenkeepsfriendshipgreen.

23

老生常谈,陈词滥调

Cutanddried;cliché

24

礼尚往来

Courtesycallsforreciprocity.

25

留得青山在,不怕没柴烧

Wherethereislife,thereishope.

26

马到成功

Achieveimmediatevictory;wininstantsuccess.

27

名利双收

Gainbothfameandwealth.

28

茅塞顿开

Besuddenlyenlightened.

29

没有规矩,不成方圆

Nothingcanbeaccomplishedwithoutnormsorstandards.

30

每逢佳节倍思亲

Onfestiveoccasionsmorethaneveronethinksofone'sdearonesfaraway.

31

谋事在人,成事在天

Manproposes;Goddisposes.

32

弄巧成拙

Makeafoolofoneselfintryingtobesmart.

33

赔了夫人又折兵

Sufferadoubleloss;losethebaitalongwiththefish.

34

抛砖引玉

Amodestspurtoinduceotherstocomeforwardwithvaluablecontributions;throwasprattocatchawhale.

35

破釜沉舟

Cutoffallmeansofretreat;burnone'sownwayofretreatandbedeterminedtofighttotheend.

36

抢得先机

TakethePemptiveopportunities.

37

巧妇难为无米之炊

Onecan'tmakebrickswithoutstraw.

38

千里之行始于足下

Athousand-lijourneybeginswiththefirststep--thehighesteminenceistobegainedstepbystep.

39

前事不忘,后事之师

Pastexperience,ifnotforgotten,isaguideforthefuture.

40

前怕狼,后怕虎

Fearwolvesaheadandtigersbehind;hesitateindoingsomething.

41

强龙难压地头蛇

Themightydragonisnomatchforthenativeserpent.

42

瑞雪兆丰年

Afallofseasonalsnowgivespromiseofafruitfulyear.

43

人逢喜事精神爽

Peopleareinhighspiritswheninvolvedinhappyevents.

44

世上无难事,只怕有心人

Wherethereisawill,thereisaway.

45

世外桃源

Aretreatawayfromtheturmoiloftheworld.

46

人之初,性本善

Humansareborngood.

47

上有天堂,下有苏杭

Justasthereisparadiseinheaven,thereareSuzhouandHangzhouonearth

48

塞翁失马,焉知非福

Ablessingindisguise;

Everycloudhasasilverlining.

49

三十而立

Amanshouldbeindependentattheageofthirty./Atthirty,amanshouldbeabletothinkforhimself.

50

水涨船高

Ashipriseswiththetide

51

时不我待

Timeandtidewaitfornoman.

52

杀鸡用牛刀

Useasteam-hammertocracknuts.

53

实事求是

Seektruthfromfacts;bepracticalandrealistic;betruetofacts.

54

说曹操,曹操到

Speakofthedevil.

55

实话实说

Speaktheplaintruth;callaspadeaspade;tellitasitis.

56

实践是检验真理的唯一标准

Practiceisthesolecriterionfortestingtruth.

57

韬光养晦

Hideone'scapacitiesandbideone'stime.

58

糖衣炮弹

Sugar-coatedbullets.

59

天有不测风云

Anythingunexpectedmayhappen.aboltfromtheblue.

60

团结就是力量

Unityisstrength.

61

跳进黄河洗不清

EvenifonejumpedintotheYellowRiver,onecannotwashoneselfclean-there'snothingonecandotoclearone'sname

62

歪风邪气

Unhealthytrendsandvulgarpractices.

63

物以类聚,人以群分

Birdsofafeatherflocktogether.

64

望子成龙

Holdhighhopesforone'schild.

65

唯利是图

Seeknothingbutprofits;beblindtoallbutone'sowninterests.

66

无中生有

Asheerfabricationoutofnothing;fabricaterumorsoutofthinair.

67

无风不起浪

Therearenowaveswithoutwind.Nothingcomesofnothing.

68

徇私枉法

Twistthelawtosuitone'sownpurpose.

69

新官上任三把火

Anewbroomsweepsclean.

70

蓄势待发

Accumulatestrengthforatake-off.

71

心想事成

Mayallyourwishcometrue.

72

心照不宣

Haveatacitunderstanding;thoroughlyunderstandeachother,withouthavingexchangedawordofexplanation.

73

先入为主

FirstimPssionsarefirmlyentrenched.

74

先下手为强

Hewhostrikesfirstgainstheadvantage.

Thebestdefenseisoffense.

75

热锅上的蚂蚁

Antsonahotpan

76

现身说法

Warnpeoplebytakingoneselfasanexample.

77

息事宁人

Pouroilontroubledwaters;patchupaquarrelandreconcilethepartiesconcerned.

78

循序渐进

Proceedinanorderlywayandstepbystep;advancegraduallyindueorder.

79

严以律己,宽以待人

Bestrictwithoneselfandlenientwithothers.

80

有情人终成眷属

JackshallhaveJill,allshallbewell.

81

有钱能使鬼推磨

Moneymakesthemarego./Moneytalks.

82

有识之士

Amanofinsight.

83

有勇无谋

Boldbutnotcrafty.

84

有缘千里来相会

Separatedaswearethousandsofmilesapart,wecometogetherasifbyPdestination.

85

与时俱进

Keeppacewiththetimes.

86

以人为本

People-oriented.

87

因材施教

Teachstudentsaccordingtotheiraptitude.

88

欲穷千里目,更上一层楼

Toascendanotherstoreytoseeathousandmilesfurther;Ascendfurther,wereyoutolookfarther.

89

欲速则不达

Hastemakeswaste.

Morehaste,lessspeed.

90

优胜劣汰

Survivalofthefittest.

91

英雄所见略同

Greatmindsthinkalike.

92

冤家宜解不宜结

Bettermakefriendsthanmakeenemies.

93

冤假错案

Casesinwhichpeoplewereunjustly,falselyorwronglychargedorsentenced;unjust,falseorwrongcases.

94

一言既出,驷马难追

Apromiseisapromise.

Arealmannevergoesbackonhiswords.

95

招财进宝

Bringinwealthandtreasure.

96

债台高筑

Becomedebt-ridden.

97

众矢之的

Targetofpubliccriticism.

98

纸上谈兵

Beanarmchairstrategist.

99

纸包不住火

Youcan'twrapfireinpaper.

What'sdonebynightappearsbyday.

100

左右为难

Caughtinadilemma;betweenthedevilandthedeepbluesea.

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