成语——道听途说

Meaning of the Idiom

dao ting tu shuo(to pick up what has been heard on the way

In ancient times, in a village, there were two neighbors, one named Ai Zi and the other named Mao Kong.

Ai Zi is a very learned person, but his neighbor Mao Kong is just the opposite. He has no culture and looks down on Ai Zi very much, thinking that he is a hundred times better than Ai Zi. Therefore, he always wanted to prove that he was stronger than Ai Zi.

One day, Mao Kong told Ai Zi: “A duck lays a hundred eggs at a time”. Ai didn’t believe it. Mao Kong said, “It was born from two ducks.” Aiko still doesn’t believe it. Mao Kong then told Ai Zi, “Do you believe there is a piece of meat that is thirty feet long and twenty feet wide?” Ai Zi still didn’t believe it.

Ai Zi asked Mao Kong: “Whose is the duck you mentioned? Where did the meat fall?”

Mao Kong had no choice but to say, “Everything I say is what I listen to others on the road.”

道听途说

 [dào tīng tú shuō],指道路上听来又在道路上传播出去;比喻毫无根据的传闻。

出自春秋·孔子弟子及再传弟子《论语·阳货》。

例句

一切要用事实说话,切不可道听途说

请别轻易相信道听途说的消息。

道听途说的消息往往是不可靠的。

Reading The Paragraphs!

Meaning of Words

 

词语华文解释英文解释
悬殊指两方实力或经济差距大,形容差别之大。
例句:这两支球队的实力相差太悬殊
great disparity
学富五车指读书很多,学问渊博。
例句:该教授是一位学富五车的女性。
be wealthy in knowledge
慕名意思为羡慕人家的好名声。
例句:自从兵马俑出土以来,不少中外旅游者纷纷慕名而来,西安更成了世人瞩目的地方。
out of admiration for a famous person
甘拜下风指真心佩服别人,承认自己不如别人。比喻处于劣势地位。
例句:这几局棋你都赢了,我甘拜下风
candidly admit defeat
逞能指炫耀、显示自己的才能(含贬义),有夸大其词的意味。
例句:这几个大包太沉了,一个人根本搬不动,你再别这样逞能了!
show off one’s skill or ability
炫耀指从各方面(多指金钱、权力、地位等)特意强调自己(略带夸大自己,看轻别人的意思)。
例句:他不是一个爱炫耀自己成就的人。
show off
理亏意思为理由不充足,没有道理。
例句:后来他们自觉理亏,改变了态度。
be in the wrong
支支吾吾指说话时言语遮遮掩掩,吞吞吐吐,含混躲闪。
例句:别支支吾吾的,快回答我的问题!
equivocate

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