成语——井底之蛙

Meaning of the Idiom

jing di zhi wa(The Frog in the Shallow Well)

Have you not heard of the frog that lived in a shallow well? It said to a turtle that lived in the East Sea, “I am so happy! When I go out, I jump about on the railing beside the mouth of the well. When I come home, I rest in the holes on the broken wall of the well. If I jump into the water, it comes up to my armpits and holds up my cheeks. If I walk in the mud, it covers up my feet. I look around at the wriggly worms, crabs and tadpoles, and none of them can compare with me. Moreover, I am lord of this trough of water and I stand up tall in this shallow well. My happiness is full. My dear sir, why don’t you come often and look around my place?”

Before the turtle from the East Sea could get its left foot in the well, its right knee got stuck. It hesitated and retreated. The turtle told the frog about the East Sea.

“Even a distance of a thousand li cannot give you an idea of the sea’s width; even a height of a thousand ren cannot give you an idea of its depth. In the time of King Yu of the Xia dynasty, there were floods nine years out of ten, but the waters in the sea did not increase. ln the time of King Tang of the Shang dynasty there were droughts seven years out of eight, but the waters in the sea did not decrease. The sea does not change along with the passage of time and its level does not rise or fall according to the amount of rain that falls. The greatest happiness is to live in the East Sea.”

After listening to these words, the frog of the shallow well was shocked into realization of his own insignificance and became very ill at ease.

井底之蛙

jǐng dǐ zhī wā,指井底的青蛙认为天只有井口那么大。比喻那些见识短浅的人。

出自《庄子·秋水》:“井蛙不可以语于海者,拘于虚也。”

例句

我们应该用知识来充实自己,否则就会成为井底之蛙

一个没有经风雨,见世面的人,就似井底之蛙一样。

这个人见识短浅,只不过是个井底之蛙罢了。

Reading The Paragraphs!

Meaning of Words

 

词语华文解释英文解释
兴致勃勃形容兴趣浓厚、情绪高涨的样子。
例句:上学的路上,同学们兴致勃勃地谈论昨晚那场足球赛。
in spirits
千里之遥指如同几千里之外那么遥远,比喻非常远。
例句:一听说祖母生病,她不顾千里之遥,专程前往探望。
A thousand miles away
千仞(rèn)之高古以八尺为仞,千仞之高,意思是形容极高或极深。
例句:这座山峰奇险陡峭,有千仞之高,想要攀登非常困难。
A thousand highs
目瞪口呆形容因吃惊或害怕而发愣、发傻的样子。
例句:他惊得目瞪口呆,嘴巴大张,简直可以丢个汤团进去。
slack-jawed
茫然若失形容心中茫茫然然,像失去了什么。
例句:瞧他茫然若失的样子,不知发生了什么事。
vacuity
微不足道意思是指意义、价值等小得不值得一提。
例句:在广阔无垠(yín)的已知宇宙中,地球这颗行星是微不足道的。
insignificant

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