成语——邯郸学步

Meaning of the Idiom

han dan xue bu

During the Warring States Period (475 – 221 BC), a young man from the State of Yan heard that in Handan, the capital of the State of Zhao, people’s walking posture was graceful and elegant.

The young man wanted to make his walking posture look better, so he decided to learn from the Handanners without telling his family. Then, he traveled a long way to Handan, where first he saw a young man walking towards him. After allowing him pass, the young man from Yan soon followed behind him, imitating his strides. When the young man of Handan took a step with his left foot, he took a step with his left foot. He then saw a middle-aged man and thought his posture attractive, too, so he followed and imitated him as well. After that, he imitated a woman’s walking style. But however he tried, he just couldn’t walk the way the Handanners did.

After a few months of learning, the young man had spent all the money he had brought. To make things worse, when he decided to give up and went home, he found he had forgotten his own way of walking. In the end, the young man had no choice but to crawl all the way back home.

邯郸学步

hán dān xué bù,比喻一味地模仿别人,不仅没学到本事,反而把原来的本事也丢了。

出自《庄子·秋水》。

例句

不管学什么,都不能邯郸学步,生搬硬套。

晓明写得一手好字,可他总觉得自己还有不足,就邯郸学步,一会儿模仿楷书、一会儿模仿仿宋,一会儿模仿隶书,结果最后写出来的字成了个“四不像”。

练习写作文不能对照范文邯郸学步,要有自己的特色。

Reading The Paragraphs!

Meaning of Words

 

词语华文解释英文解释
低人一等意思是比别人低一级,多指社会地位低下。
例句:印度的种姓制度影响深远,低种姓的族裔无论在社会地位、婚配甚至教育等各个方面都低人一等
inferior
花样翻新意思是指独出心裁,创造新花样。
例句:他的雕塑作品年年花样翻新,层出不穷。
retrofitted
狗熊掰棒子源自一个民间谚语,意思是掰一个丢一个,用来比喻我们不要只顾着追求自己没有的东西而丢弃自己手中已有的,最后,得到的只会更少。
例句:如果这个品牌不能通过服务很好地留住客源,那么它不过是“狗熊掰棒子”,无法促成自身的长远发展。
The greedy dog bear is picking up a stick and lost his own stick.
日久天长意思是时间长,日子久。
例句:学习外语没有什么诀窍,只有靠日久天长地积累。
in (the) course of time
扬长而去指大模大样地径直离去。
例句:吃完饭他钱也不付就扬长而去了。
to stalk off
眼花缭乱意思是眼睛看见复杂纷繁的东西而感到迷乱。也比喻事物复杂,无法辨清。
例句:夜晚,马路两旁的霓虹灯闪闪烁烁,令人眼花缭乱
see things in a blur; be dazzled
生搬硬套意思是指不顾实际情况,机械地运用别人的经验,照抄别人的办法。
例句:学习不是生搬硬套,生活中的语言也不能原封不动地运用,需要提炼。 
apply mechanically

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