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成语故事 (chény yǔ gù shì) Idioms


Fixing the sheepfold after a sheep has been killed 亡羊补牢

2014-05-08

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Learning Chinese wng yng bǔ lo 亡羊补牢 In ancient times, there was no such thing as the five cereals or crops in the human world. One autumn long ago, a sheep came to the human world from the Palace of Heaven and found human beings to...[view details]


To quench one’s thirst by looking up at plums 望梅止渴

2014-04-19

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曹操是中国历史上闻名杰出的军事家。 一天,他在赤日下山区行军,迷失了路径,烈日当头而路途又遥远,士兵们在长时间的疲劳行军后,口渴难耐。于是众人都对曹操的领导表示不满...[view details]


Be there just to make up the number 滥竽充数

2014-04-19

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滥竽充数 战国时,齐宣王喜欢听竽,通常是三百人的大合奏。因为他给予乐师非常优厚的待遇,所以一个叫南郭的人尽管并不擅长吹竽,也设法混进乐队。当乐队演奏 时,他就站在队...[view details]


Last touch added to a drawing 画龙点睛

2014-04-19

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画龙点睛 有一次,著名艺术家张僧繇在金陵安乐寺墙壁上画了四条龙,故意没有把眼睛画上。有人问他不画眼睛的道理,他说:我如果把眼睛画上,那龙就要飞走 了。 问他的不相信,...[view details]


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