成语——曲高和寡

Meaning of the Idiom

qu gao he gua(Songs of a highbrow type will find very few people to join in the chorus.)

Long, long ago, the king of the State of Chu trusted Song Yu very much, but he often heard others say bad things against Song Yu.

One day, the king asked Song Yu:

“Have you ever done anything unfitting to your position? Otherwise, why do officials and people say bad things against you?”

Song Yu quickly kowtowed and said:

“Yes, it may be so. I hope Your Majesty will forgive my wrongdoings and allow me to finish what I have to say.”

Then he continued:

“I hear that there is a singer who often sings in the capital. In the beginning, he always sings the “Song of the Rustic Poor”, and several thousand people sing with him. When he sings the song “Picking Vetches at Yangling”, several hundred people sing with him; when he sings the song “Spring Snow”, only over ten people sing with him. Finally, when he sings an even more refined song, only very few people in the whole state can sing with him. Therefore, the more refined the song he sings, the fewer people can join him.”

曲高和寡

[qǔ gāo hè guǎ],原意是曲调高深,能跟着唱的人就少。旧指知音难得;现比喻言论或作品不通俗,能了解的人很少。

出自《对楚王问》。

例句

他心中的好电影,不能曲高和寡,应该符合大多数人的欣赏习惯和口味。

伟大的艺术作品往往曲高和寡

爱因斯坦的相对论颠覆了牛顿的经典力学理论,由于这一理论极大地改变了人类对宇宙和自然的“常识性”观念,曲高和寡,能真正理解的人很少。

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Meaning of Words

 

词语华文解释英文解释
才略意思是指才干和智谋。
例句:他在军事上的才略深受大家敬仰。
ability and sagacity (in political and military affairs)
赏识认识到别人的才能或作品等的价值而给予重视或赞扬。
例句:他的才能得到了老板的赏识
recognize the worth of; appreciate
嫉贤妒能意思是指对品德、才能比自己强的人心怀妒忌。
例句:项羽这个人嫉贤妒能,对有功的人排挤,对贤德的人怀疑。
Be jealous of real talent
年轻有为意思是年轻的时候就非常有作为。
例句:他是个年轻有为的艺术家。
young and successful
忌妒对才能﹑名誉﹑地位或境遇比自己好的人心怀怨恨的人。
例句:他这个人对比自己出色的同事总是心怀忌妒
be jealous of
谗言指诽谤或挑拨离间的话。
例句:他用谗言说服国王发动了对邻国的战争。
calumny; sland
厉声指严厉的声音。
例句:几个不良少年正在霸凌一个男生,突然被一位大叔厉声喝止。
talk harshly
能言善辩意思是形容能说会道、有辩才。
例句:法庭上,这位能言善辩的律师驳斥了控方证人的说法,终于让陪审团宣判被告无罪。
a silver/smooth tongue
欺上瞒下意思是对上欺骗,博取信任;对下隐瞒,掩盖真相。
例句:这几个官员利用职权大肆贪污,必须将他们欺上瞒下的违法行为进行曝光。
conceal from higher authority and deceive lower authority
措辞选择词语,表达自己的思想、感情、意见。
例句:请保持严谨,注意你在文章里的措辞
wording
气势汹汹指不满情绪发泄的状态。
例句:就在这时候,从门外闯进了一位气势汹汹的中年农妇。
aggressive
精通指透彻理解并能熟练掌握。
例句:他精通多门外语,是个翻译人才。
expert at
献技意思是呈献技巧;献演技艺。
例句:艺术节开幕式上,全球顶尖艺术家献技献艺,呈现了一场盛大的演出。
show one’s skill
共鸣比喻由别人的某种思想感情引起相同的思想感情。
例句:她的遭遇引起许多在场人士的共鸣
sympathy
唱和歌唱时此唱彼和,互相呼应。
例句:听到这首家乡的歌曲,他不由得跟着唱和起来。
one singing a song and the others joining in the chorus
通俗意思是浅显易懂且适合大众的水准。
例句:这首诗通俗易懂,非常适合小学生阅读。
popular
喝彩指大声叫好。
例句:魔术师的精彩表演,引得台下观众一阵阵喝彩
applause 
文诌诌指讲话言辞正式古板,咬文嚼字。
例句:这个老人家讲起话来文诌诌的,让大家听得费劲。
genteel
看家绝技指只有本人掌握的专长或特殊本领。
例句:这门雕刻技术是祖传的看家绝技,他绝对不会轻易教给别人的。
unique skill
意境是指一种能令人感受领悟、意味无穷却又难以明确言传、具体把握的境界。
例句:这首古诗以景传情,让人体会到一种惆怅悲凉的意境
prospect
大惑不解意思是感到非常迷惑,不能理解。
例句:互相矛盾的证据让侦探大惑不解,这说明嫌疑人不止一人。
be in a puzzle
会心意思是已经领会,明白对方的意思了。
例句:这篇短文妙不可言,令人会心一笑。
understanding

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