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用英语说“中国成语”



  笨鸟先飞A slow sparrow should make an early start.   

  不眠之夜white night 

  不遗余力spare no effort; go all out; do one"s best

  不打不成交"No discord, no concord。

  拆东墙补西墙rob Peter to pay Paul

  大开眼界open one"s eyes; broaden one"s horizon; be an eye-opener

  国泰民安The country flourish and people live in peace

  功夫不负有心人Everything comes to him who waits。

  好了伤疤忘了疼once on shore, one prays no more

  和气生财Harmony brings wealth

  活到老,学到老One is never too old to learn。

  既往不咎let bygones be bygones

  金无足赤,人无完人Gold can"t be pure and man can"t be perfect。

  金玉满堂Treasures fill the home

  脚踏实地be down-to-earth

  脚踩两只船sit on the fence

  老生常谈,陈词滥调cut and dried, cliché

  礼尚往来Courtesy calls for reciprocity。

  留得青山在,不怕没柴烧"Where there is life, there is hope."

  马到成功achieve immediate victory; win instant success

  名利双收gain in both fame and wealth

  茅塞顿开be suddenly enlightened

  弄巧成拙be too smart by half; Cunning outwits itself。

  拿手好戏masterpiece

  赔了夫人又折兵throw good money after bad

  抢得先机take the preemptive opportunities

  强强联手win-win co-operation

  瑞雪兆丰年A timely snow promises a good harvest。

  人之初,性本善Man"s nature at birth is good。

  人逢喜事精神爽Joy puts heart into a man。

  人海战术huge-crowd strategy

  世上无难事,只要肯攀登"Where there is a will, there is a way."

  世外桃源a fictitious land of peace away from the turmoil of the world;

  死而后已until my heart stops beating

  岁岁平安Peace all year round

  塞翁失马,焉知非福Misfortune may be an actual blessing。

  升级换代updating and upgrading (of products)

  四十不惑Life begins at forty。

  水涨船高When the river rises, the boat floats high。

  时不我待Time and tide wait for no man。

  杀鸡用牛刀break a butterfly on the wheel

  说曹操,曹操到Talk of the devil and he comes。

  实话实说speak the plain truth; call a spade a spade; tell it as it is

  实践是检验真理的唯一标准Practice is the sole criterion for testing truth。

  糖衣炮弹sugar-coated bullets

  天有不测风云Anything unexpected may happen. a bolt from the blue

  团结就是力量Unity is strength。

  歪风邪气unhealthy practices and evil phenomena

  物以类聚,人以群分Birds of a feather flock together。

  望子成龙hold high hopes for one"s child

  屋漏又逢连阴雨Misfortunes never come singly. When it rains it pours。

  文韬武略military expertise; military strategy

  唯利是图draw water to one"s mill

  无源之水,无本之木water without a source, and a tree wiithout roots

  无中生有make/create something out of nothing

  徇私枉法bend the law for the benefit of relatives or friends

  新官上任三把火a new broom sweeps clean

  蓄势而发accumulate strength for a take-off

  心想事成May all your wish come true

  先入为主First impressions are firmly entrenched。

  先下手为强catch the ball before the bound

  像热锅上的蚂蚁like an ant on a hot pan

  现身说法warn people by taking oneself as an example

  息事宁人pour oil on troubled waters

  喜忧参半mingled hope and fear

  循序渐进step by step

  鱼米之乡a land of milk and honey

  有情人终成眷属"Jack shall have Jill, all shall be well."

  有钱能使鬼推磨Money makes the mare go. Money talks。

  有识之士people of vision

  有勇无谋use brawn rather than brain

  与时俱进advance with times

  以人为本people oriented; people foremost

  因材施教teach students according to their aptitude

  欲速则不达Haste does not bring success。

  优胜劣汰survival of the fittest

  英雄所见略同Great minds think alike。

  冤家宜解不宜结Better make friends than make enemies。

  一言既出,驷马难追A real man never goes back on his words。

  招财进宝Money and treasure will be plentiful

  债台高筑become debt-ridden

  致命要害Achilles" heel

  众矢之的target of public criticism

  纸上谈兵be an armchair strategist

  纸包不住火Truth will come to light sooner or later。

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