成语——近水楼台

Meaning of the Idiom

jin shui lou tai(a waterfront pavilion gets the moonlight first)

Fan Zhongyan was a very famous statesman and writer in the Northern Song Dynasty. He is extremely upright, especially good at selecting talents.

When Fan Zhongyan was a governor in Hangzhou, he actively recommended civil and military officials in the city. Many officials were grateful to Fan Zhongyan for getting positions where they could use their talents. There was an inspector named Su Lin, who was not promoted by Fan Zhongyan because he worked in a county outside Hangzhou.

Once, when Su Lin saw Fan Zhongyan on business, he took the opportunity to write a poem to Fan Zhongyan. In the poem, the balcony near the water is the first place to receive the moonlight, and flowers and trees growing toward the sunlight are easy to grow and bloom, showing the scene of spring.

Su Lin is to express his “hero useless land” feeling, cleverly pointed out that close to Fan Zhongyan people have been good, but he has not seen help. After reading Fan Zhongyan understood and laughed. So, according to Su Lin’s wishes, he found a suitable position for him.

This idiom has changed to the opposite meaning in circulation, and is often used to satirize the situation of taking advantage of a certain convenience to get care and take the lead in making profits.

近水楼台

 [jìn shuǐ lóu tái],指靠近水边的楼台;比喻由于接近某人或者事物,而抢先得到某种利益或便利。

出自宋·俞文豹《清夜录》。

例句

他在大学图书馆工作,近水楼台,可以看到最新的书刊。

中小学教师的子女,可以优先到他父母所在的学校读书,这也是”近水楼台“吧。

王医生就住在隔壁,去看病不用超过五分鐘,真是近水楼台

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Meaning of Words

 

词语华文解释英文解释
博览群书意思是指广泛阅读各类书籍,形容学识渊博。
例句:爷爷一生博览群书,知识渊博,受到大家的敬佩。
very widely read
谦和意思是谦逊平和,容易接近。
例句:先生是一个谦和的人。
modest and gentle
举荐意思是推举、推荐。
例句:他举荐自己的朋友出任这个职位,非常不合适!
recommend
提拔指选拔提升。
例句:他不顾众人的反对,提拔那个年轻人到重要职位。
promote
感慨意思是情感愤激,感叹。
例句:老人连连的点头,似乎有无限的感慨与牢骚。
impressions
心领神会意思是指对方没有明说,心里已经领会。
例句:他对她的手势心领神会
understand tacitly
牟 [móu]利意思是谋取利益。
例句:这些出版人只为牟利,根本不介意文章的好坏。
profit-making

成语——呆若木鸡

Meaning of the Idiom

dai ruo mu ji(Dumb as a wooden chicken)

During the Warring States Period (475-221BC), cockfighting was an activity for aristocrats to enjoy themselves. The King of Qi was a fan of cockfighting. In order to win the cockfighting field, the king of Qi asked an expert, Ji Shengzi, to train his chickens for him.

The king of Qi was eager to win the battle. A few days later, he sent someone to ask ji Shengzi, “The chicken is not well trained. When it sees its opponent, it is eager to try and will not be calm.”

A few days later, the King of Qi sent someone to ask Ji Shengzi again. Ji said, “It is not ready yet. It looks like the chicken is still, but it is not composed enough.”

After several more days, Ji Shengzi finally said to the man, “Please tell the King of Qi that I have worked hard to train the chickens well.” When it came to the cock fighting, his opponent’s chicken screamed and jumped, but Ji Shengzi’s trained chicken looked like a wooden chicken. There was no reaction at all. The other chickens were scared away when they saw his dumb look. Therefore, the king of Qi used the chicken to fight others, and naturally won. Forget his happy look.

Later, people extended this idiom to mean very stupid, but also to mean looking dazed with fear or surprise.

呆若木鸡

[dāi ruò mù jī],原意指呆得像木头雕成的鸡一样,形容一个人有些痴傻发愣的样子,或因恐惧或惊异而发愣的样子。

出自《庄子·达生》。

例句

人们第一眼看见将军的时候,都吃惊得呆若木鸡

听到了这个消息,他一下子变得呆若木鸡。 

这个出乎意料的结局令他呆若木鸡,不知道该怎么办才好。

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词语华文解释英文解释
好(hào)大喜功比喻一切脱离实际,一心只想做大事、贪大求功的浮夸作风。
例句:订计划要实事求是,不要好大喜功,脱离实际。
crave for greatness and success
劝谏意思是规劝建议。
例句:他不顾大臣们的劝谏,执意要发起战争。
remonstrate
矫健是指强壮健力,英勇威武,身手敏捷。
例句:他的身手真是矫健啊!
strong and vigorous
常胜不败比喻一直保持胜利,没有败绩。
例句:棋艺再精的人也总会棋逢对手,不会总是常胜不败
undefeated
性急意思是性情急躁。
例句:他一时性急,撞到了门口的花瓶。
impatient
恃气意思是凭意气。
例句:被父亲训斥了一顿,他就恃气出走。
With passion
盛气意志旺盛、蓄怒欲发的神态。
例句:同学们都讨厌小王盛气凌人的样子。
be grand and heroic
疑惑不解意思是因为有疑问而困惑不能理解。
例句:他最近的行为使我疑惑不解。 
Be very much puzzled by
勇猛善斗形容勇敢凶猛,善于战斗。
例句:他个性勇猛善斗,经常惹祸。
Fierce competitive
凝寂意思是寂静,端庄镇定。
例句:凝寂的山麓之上几个身影在飞快的晃动着。
silent
交锋指锋刃相交,就是交战,双方正面冲突。也泛指互相争论。
例句:今天的辩论赛是正反双方的初次交锋
cross swords
迟钝指反应迟缓;脑子不灵敏。
例句:就是神经迟钝的人也嗅得出到处都是紧张的空气。
obtuse
沉着形容人从容镇定,不慌不忙。
例句:他冷静沉着,聚精会神地判断如何打败对手。
composure

成语——功亏一篑

Meaning of the Idiom

gong kui yi kui(to fail to make a hill for lack of the last basket of soil)

Once a man planned to build a terrace.

He worked very hard and spent a lot of time digging and carrying earth.

When the mound was almost completed and only one more basket of earth was needed, the man gave up. The terrace was never completed.

This idiom means to fail to succeed for lack of final effort.

功亏一篑

[gōng kuī yī kuì],篑:土筐;原指筑土山,只差一筐土而未能成功。后多用于比喻做一件事只差最后一点努力未能完成,多含惋惜之意。

出自《尚书·旅獒》。

例句

都快爬到山顶了,你却要放弃,岂不功亏一篑 。

实验已进入最后阶段,但因她的疏忽,终于功亏一篑。 

这件事情所以功亏一篑,都因我最后的轻忽。

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词语华文解释英文解释
安抚指安慰、抚慰发怒或焦虑的人。
例句:这位护士如同一位天使,温柔的安抚每一个病人。
Appease; Pacify
声威意思为声势和威势。
例句:经过几次战役,拿破仑在欧洲的声威大震。
prestige
蛮夷古代泛指周边其他文明程度落后的民族。
例句:蒙古人在当时的中原人眼中,只是一些蛮夷
barbarians
玩物丧志指一味玩赏无益的器物,因而消磨人的壮志。
例句:他要不是沉迷于网络游戏,玩物丧志,早就可以找到一个工作养家糊口了。
excessive attention to plaything saps the will
圣明意思是指英明圣哲,无所不知。
例句:古时候,人民的福祉往往依赖当时统治者的圣明
of keen intelligence and excellent judgment
劝谏意思是规劝建议。
例句:他不顾大臣们的劝谏,执意要发起战争。
remonstrate
昭示意思是指明白地表示或宣布。
例句:这个简单的道理,生活已经昭示过。
make clear to all
沉湎比喻潜心于某事物或处于某种境界或思维活动中,深深迷恋着,无法自拔。
例句:他沉湎于这种颓废的生活,无法自拔。
indulge
声色意思是指说话时的声音及容态。
例句:眼看匪徒穷凶极恶,他不动声色,暗暗将棍子握在手里。
voice and countenance
慎(shèn)行意思是行为谨慎检点。
例句:公司新来了一位脾气暴躁的经理,大家都谨言慎行,生怕被斥责。
careful; cautious
迷惑指辨不清是非;摸不着头脑;使人迷乱。
例句:男孩没听懂这句话的意思,迷惑地望着父亲。
confuse
归附指归顺,依附。
例句:喧腾了一天的院子慢慢归附了平静。
submit to the authority of another
毁于一旦形容在很短的时间内完全毁灭。
例句:这场洪水将农民们多年的心血毁于一旦
be destroyed on one day
引以为戒意思是以他人或自己犯错误的教训作为警戒。
例句:他已犯过同样的错误了,我们应引以为戒
learn a lesson

成语——专心致志

Meaning of the Idiom

zhuan xin zhi zhi(to give complete attention to)

Yi Qiu was known as the most famous expert at chess throughout the land.

Once he gave lessons on chess to two men. One of them was completely absorbed in his teaching, listening attentively to Yi Qiu while the other, who seemed to be listening, had his mind on something else. In fact, he was having a fancy that a swan was flying towards him and he had in his hands a bow and an arrow, ready to shoot. As a result, though he was having the same lesson together with the first man, yet he turned out a much inferior pupil.
If one does not give single-hearted devotion to it, no skills will be learned.

专心致志

[zhuān xīn zhì zhì],指把心思全放在上面,形容一心一意,聚精会神。

出自战国时期的《孟子·告子上》。

例句

同学们在专心致志地写作业。

课堂上,我专心致志地听老师讲课。 

学习要专心致志,不能三心二意。

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词语华文解释英文解释
擅长意思是指在某方面有特长;指对某些东西比较了解,做起来比较得心应手。
例句:他非常擅长在公共场合发表演讲。
be expert in
慕名羡慕人家的好名声。
例句:不少中外旅游者纷纷慕名而来, 西安兵马俑更成了世人瞩目的地方。
out of admiration for a famous person
传授把知识、技艺等教给他人。
例句:书籍像我们的老师,传授我们知识。
teach; impart to
讲解意思是解说,解释。
例句:他正在全神贯注地用笔指点着一篇作文,向站在桌边的小女儿讲解
explain
胡思乱想意思是没有根据,不切实际的瞎想。
例句:你不要胡思乱想,事情的结果不一定会很糟糕。
make blind and disorderly conjectures
对弈指下棋,特指下围棋。
例句:两个老朋友每次见面,都要对弈几盘围棋。
play chess
开局指下棋或赛球开始阶段的情况。
例句:他受到干扰,这场棋局开局就连输几子。
start
分晓意思是弄明白事情真相。
例句:你不要急于去询问,相信很快这件案子的结果就能见分晓
outcome; solution
从容不迫指镇定沉着,形容遇事镇定自若,不慌不忙。
例句:赛场上,面对几个强劲的对手,小刚始终表现得从容不迫、胸有成竹。
leisurely
手忙脚乱指慌乱,形容遇事慌张,不知如何是好。
例句:听到客人要来,她才手忙脚乱的打扫房间、准备饭菜。
hurry-scurry
悬殊指两方实力或经济差距大,形容差别之大。
例句:双方的力量悬殊,比赛很快就有了结果。
great disparity
心不在焉意思是心思不在这里,指思想不集中。
例句:她表面上装出一副心不在焉的样子,其实心里很紧张。
absence of mind

成语——入木三分

Meaning of the Idiom

ru mu san fen(The ink has seeped into the wood three fen.

Wang Xi-zhi is one of the most famous calligraphers during the Eastern Jin Dynasty of China. When he was very young, he practiced his art every day and never stopped.

Later he absorbed the strong points of all the other schools of calligraphy, and developed his own unique style of writing. Because of his achievements, he has been honored as one of China’s sages of calligraphy. One time, Wang Xi-zhi sketched in wood for an engraver to cut. Then the engraver found the ink had penetrated one centimeter into the wood.

“Ru Mu San Fen” is got from this story, which means the calligraphy is penetrating.

Now it is often used to describe expressing sharp ideas or profound views.

入木三分

[rù mù sān fēn],原是形容书法笔力刚劲有力,也比喻对文章或事物见解深刻、透彻。

出自《书断·王羲之》。

例句

我们读这首诗,尤其有一种入木三分、痛快淋漓的感受。

那位作家把笔下的人物刻画得有血有肉,入木三分

他的分析真是入木三分

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词语华文解释英文解释
众家之长意思是集中各个方面专才的长处。
例句:这座庭院的设计是集雕塑、园林、建筑等领域众家之长,真是让人惊叹。
the advantages of various experts
苍劲形容老练刚劲。
例句:古庙门口有一棵老松,枝干卷曲苍劲,饱含古朴气势。
old and strong
崭露头角比喻突出地显露出才能和本领(多指青少年)。
例句:在这次比赛中他开始崭露头角
cut a striking [splendid] figure
手不释卷原义是手中总是拿着书卷,比喻勤奋好学。
例句:他酷爱读书,闲时总是手不释卷
be never seen without a book in hand
一丝不差比喻没有一丝一毫的差别。
例句:这件仿制品与原件相比几乎一丝不差,让很多专家也分辨不出。
exactly the same
揣摩指揣度对方。
例句:我始终揣摩不透他的意思。
try to figure out
领悟意思就是体会、解悟。
例句:这几句诗要了解当时的背景,才能领悟诗人深刻的寓意。
comprehend
助益意思是指补益;增益;好处。
例句:增加交通拥堵费,对改善市中心的交通状况助益很大。
help
钦慕意思是敬慕。多用于下位者对上位者,且多含敬意。
例句:多才多艺的她是学生们钦慕的对象。
admire
龙飞凤舞原形容山势的蜿蜒雄壮,后也形容书法笔势有力,灵活舒展。
例句:只见他毛笔一挥,龙飞凤舞的写了几个大字。
elegant handwriting
叫苦不迭意思是形容连声叫苦。
例句:这几天的大雨,让演唱会的主办方叫苦不迭
Complain Incessantly
半信半疑意思是一半相信,一半怀疑。表示对真假不敢肯定。
例句:众人听了他的解释,还是半信半疑,不敢下定决心。
dubious
叫卖指吆喝着招揽买主。
例句:集市上人来人往,很多小贩叫卖商品,十分热闹。
hawking
争先恐后指竞相抢先而不肯落后。
例句:商场一开门,许多想买特价商品的顾客就争先恐后的冲进来。
strive to be the first
欣慰意思是喜欢而心安。
例句:看到学生们的成绩都取得了显著提高,李老师倍感欣慰
be relieved

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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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

成语——本末倒置

Meaning of the Idiom

ben mo dao zhi(putting the cart before the horse

During the Spring and Autumn Period (770-476 BC), the king of Qi once sent an messenger to greet the mother of king of Zhao. The Queen of Zhao asked the messenger, “Is your harvest good this year? Are the people safe? Is the king safe and sound?”

Hearing this, the messenger was displeased and said, “You did not inquire about the king of Qi first, but about the harvest and the people. Shall we put the lowly first and the noble behind?”

The Queen of Zhao smiled and said, “No. If there is no harvest, how can there be people? If there are no people, how can there be a king? Is it possible to give up the basics and ask only trifles(putting the cart before the horse)?”

The messenger of the state of Qi was speechless for a moment.

本末倒置

[běn mò dào zhì],本末倒置(本:树根。末:树梢)比喻颠倒了事物的轻重主次。

出自宋·朱熹《答吕伯恭》。

例句

学习和娱乐要分清主次,绝对不能本末倒置

做任何工作,都有个轻重缓急,且不可本末倒置,不分主次。

以延长学习时间、牺牲学生健康和兴趣为代价来换取的分数提高,这种本末倒置的做法是没有意义的。

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词语华文解释英文解释
即位指开始成为帝王、皇后或诸侯。
例句:维多利亚女王于1837年即位
ascend
贤明意思是有才德有见识。
例句:不论是多么贤明的人,毕竟只是一个人的智慧。
sagacious
人质被对方拘留作为抵押的人。多用以迫使对方履行诺言,或向对方有所要挟。
例句:恐怖份子常以劫持飞机等方法获取人质,作为威胁政府解决问题的手段。
hostage
说服意思是用理由充分的话使对方心服。
例句:他终于说服那名球员加入自己的球队。
persuade

成语——大公无私

Meaning of the Idiom

da gong wu si(Perfectly impartial

During the Spring and Autumn Period (770-476 BC), a very noble official caled Qi Huangyang lived in the State of Jin. One day, the king summoned him to court and asked, “Now that the magistrate position of Nanyang county is vacant, who do you think is suitable for the post?”

“Xie Hu is the right man for the job,” Qi replied without hesitation.

Surprised, the king asked, “Did you say Xie Hu? I thought he’s your enemy. Why did you recommend him to take such an important position?”

Smiling, Qi Huangyang said, “Your Majesty didn’t ask me my personal opinions o Xie Hu. You simply asked me who I thought would be competent for the position. Therefore I recommended Xie Hu.

The king followed Qi’s advice and made Xie Hu magistrate of Nanyang county. And sure enough, Xie Hu administered the county very well and won respect from local people and his colleagues.

Some days later, the king again asked Qi Huangyang for his opinions. This time, the king was trying to find a suitable candidate for a court judge position. Qi Huangyiang recommended Qi Wu for the job. Once again, the king was surprised again by the recommendation because Qi Wu was the son of Qi Huangyang. The king asked: “Who do you recommend your son? Aren’t you afraid people will gossip?”

Qi Huangyang replied, “Your Majesty, you asked me who was the most capable person for the position of a judge, and I think Qi Wu is.”

Although the king was a bit hesitant about making Qi Wu the judge, he nevertheless gave him the position. As it turned out, Qi Wu was an upright and talented judge, who people GREatly respected.

Qi Huangyang’s actions were praised by Confucius who said, “Qi Huangyang was right. He recommended people according to their abilities and talents, not because of personal sentiments, not because of fearing others’ gossip. Therefore, people like Qi Huangyang are referred to as people “without selfish motives”.

From Confucious’ comment came the idiom “Unselfish”. Anyone who handles affairs fairly and impartially can be described as “Unselfish; Perfectly impartial”.

大公无私

[dà gōng wú sī],比喻一心为公,毫无私心;常用来歌颂人的优良品质和秉公处理事情。

出自《管子·形势解》。

例句

在他眼中,人生的价值是大公无私,是为他人着想,为国家着想。

他是一个大公无私的人,从来不为一点小利而忽略了自己应有的职责。

我坚信只要以大公无私的态度和原则执行廉署职务,时间将可证明一切。

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词语华文解释英文解释
品行指人的行为品德。
例句:她缺少了家庭的温暖,变成了一个品行不端的少女。
behaviour
召见指上级要求下级前来会见。
例句:他每次被国王召见,心里总不免惴惴不安。
call in
毫不迟疑表示没有丝毫的犹豫。
例句:他毫不迟疑地答应了老师,出色完成任务。
Without any hesitation
胜任表示有足够的能力承担责任。
例句:他具备胜任高级职务的素质。
qualified
偏见意思是片面的、偏颇的见解。
例句:你对他有偏见,所以才处处看不惯他。
prejudice

成语——杯水车薪

Meaning of the Idiom

bei shui che xin(trying to put out a blazing cartload of faggots with a cup of water)

Mencius was a famous thinker in the Warring States Period. He recommended the political idea of governing the country by benevolence to the vassal states, but no one adopted it. His students asked him the same question.

Mencius replied:

It is no doubt that benevolence can overcome inhumanity, just as water can extinguish fire. But now some advocates of benevolence seem to use a small glass of water to save the flame of a wagon full of firewood. If any one thus thinks that water cannot extinguish fire, he is in the same class as a tyrannical person, and will lose what little benevolence he has had.

杯水车薪

[bēi shuǐ chē xīn],原义是用一杯水去扑灭一车燃烧的柴草;比喻力量太小,无济于事。

出自战国·孟轲《孟子·告子上》。

例句

比起灾区的损失,我们的支援可是杯水车薪

虽然他已经很努力的在筹钱了,可是对于昂贵的住院费,这仅仅是杯水车薪

这点帮助对这个不幸的家庭来说,只不过是杯水车薪

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词语华文解释英文解释
暴虐意思是凶恶残暴地对待。
例句:在他们身上留下的伤残的标记,永远在控诉着独裁者的暴虐和罪恶。
brutal
呼吁指提出具体愿望或主张,而号召人们去奉行。
例句:环保人士经常用各种方式呼吁民众低碳生活。
appeal; call on
不容置疑不允许有什么怀疑,表示论证严密,无可怀疑。
例句:报告的内容与很多目击者反映的情况一致,不容置疑
No doubt
暴虐不仁表示凶恶残暴地对待别人,没有丝毫仁慈。
例句:这个国王对待人民暴虐不仁,他的统治很快就被推翻了。
brutal 
浅显意思是浅近明白,容易懂。
例句:这本书的内容浅显易懂,非常适合做孩子的启蒙教材。
Simple and obvious

成语——宾至如归

Meaning of the Idiom

bin zhi ru gui(like hot cakes)

During the Spring and Autumn Period (775-476 BC), Zi Chan was sent on a diplomatic mission to the state of Jin on behalf of the State of Zheng. However, after a long time, Duke Wen refused to receive him.

Zi Chan ordered his subordinates to tear down the walls of the inn, and The Duke of Wen sent his minister Shi Wenbo to inquire.

Zi Chan said: “I did this to protect the gifts brought to the state of Jin, in the past the Duke Wen treated the guests very warmly, let people feel at home, now I have not seen Duke Wen, afraid that the gifts will be stolen, so I can only tear down the wall to bring the carriage loaded with gifts in, if we can send gifts now, we are willing to repair the wall immediately.” ”

Shi Wenbo reported to Duke Wen, who immediately received Zi Chan and was very thoughtful in etiquette.

宾至如归

[bīn zhì rú guī],意思是客人到这里就像回到自己家里一样,形容招待客人热情周到。

出自春秋·左丘明《左传·襄公三十一年》。

例句

这家旅店真的很不错,让人有宾至如归的感觉。

列车服务员招待热情,服务周到,旅客都有宾至如归的感觉。

我们经营酒店,要让客人有宾至如归的感觉。

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词语华文解释英文解释
执政意思是掌管国家政事。
例句:因为总统引咎辞职,现在是副总统临时执政时期。
Be in office
广结意思是广泛的结交。
例句:在家善待父母,出门广结朋友;待人要真诚可靠,自然就会有顺遂的人生。
many friends
周旋意思形容尽量拖延时间,和对方相持下去以等待有利时机。
例句:他非常善于社交,经常周旋于上流社会的沙龙。
socialize
领教表示接受别人的教诲或意见。
例句:这个青年一直对那位老先生不满,这次终于领教了他的厉害。
 have experience of
傲慢无礼意思是态度傲慢,对人不讲礼节。
例句:你对别人总是这么傲慢无礼,总有一天会吃大亏的。
overbearing and insolent
勃然大怒指突然变脸大发脾气,形容人大怒的样子。
例句:他的一句反驳让父亲勃然大怒,板子像雨点般朝他身上砸了下来。
fly into a great rage
怒气冲冲形容人盛怒的样子。
例句:一听到自己的孩子被打,这位父亲立刻怒气冲冲地找对方理论。
a storm of anger
责问用责备的口气质问。
例句:队长责问他为什么会迟到。
call sb. to account
特意意思是专为某件事。
例句:这些礼物都是小文特意准备给你的。
for a special purpose; specially
意图意思是希望达到某种目的打算。
例句:他简单几句话就说明了自己的意图
intention
咄咄逼人形容气势汹汹,盛气凌人,使人难堪;也指形势发展迅速,给人压力。
例句:她这席话说得咄咄逼人,令在场的人都不知所措。
aggressive
镇定指遇事沉着,不慌乱。
例句:遇到紧急情况,我们要保持镇定
calm
进献意思是恭敬地献上;呈献。
例句:古代诸侯国需要定期向皇帝进献礼物。
present
搜罗意思是搜寻收集,将(人或事物)聚集在一起。
例句:为了准备明天的露营,他紧急搜罗了一些冰箱里的食物。
collect
蛀蚀指因为昆虫或其他化学原因使物体发生功能损失。
例句:由于他经常吃糖,牙齿已经因此出现了蛀蚀的迹象。
decayed
怠慢意思是淡漠、不恭敬。
例句:我们对宾客要热情接待,千万不能怠慢
slight
如实意思是按照实际情况。
例句:只有他如实的将昨天打碎玻璃的事讲了出来。
truthfully
理亏意思为理由不充足,没有道理。
例句:这几个青年自知理亏,只好灰溜溜的离开了。
unjustifiable
果敢指当机立断,敢作敢为。
例句:他在战争的烈火中长大了,眉眼中透露出坚毅果敢
resolute