• 英语谚语故事:狮子与报恩的老鼠

    狮子睡着了,有只老鼠跳到了他身上。狮子猛然站起来,把他抓住,准备吃掉。老鼠请求饶命,并说如果保住性命,必将报恩,狮子轻蔑地笑了笑,便把他放走了。不久,狮子真的被老鼠救了性命。这故事说明,时运交替变更,强者也会有需要弱者的时候。

  • 英语谚语故事:蝙蝠与黄鼠狼

    [en]A BAT who fell upon the ground and was caught by a Weasel pleaded to be spared his life. The Weasel refused, saying that he was by nature the enemy of all birds. The Bat assured him that he was not a bird, but a mouse, and thus was set free. Shortly afterwards the Bat again fell to the ground and was caught by another Weasel, whom he likewise entreated not to eat him. The Weasel said that he had a special hostility to mice. The Bat assured him that he was not a mouse, but a bat, and thus a second time escaped.[/en][cn]蝙蝠掉落在地上,被黄鼠狼叼去,他请求饶命。黄鼠狼说绝不会放过他,自己生来痛恨鸟类。蝙蝠说他是老鼠,不是鸟,便被放了。后来蝙蝠又掉落了下来,被另一只黄鼠狼叼住,他再三请求不要吃他。这只黄鼠狼说他恨一切鼠类。蝙蝠改口说自己是鸟类,并非老 鼠,又被放了。这样,蝙蝠两次改变了自己的名字,终于死里逃生。[/cn] [en]It is wise to turn circumstances to good account.[/en][cn]这故事说明,我们遇事要随机应变方能避免危险。[/cn]

  • 英语谚语故事:山羊与牧羊人

    [en]A GOATHERD had sought to bring back a stray goat to his flock. He whistled and sounded his horn in vain; the straggler paid no attention to the summons. At last the Goatherd threw a stone, and breaking its horn, begged the Goat not to tell his master. The Goat replied, "Why, you silly fellow, the horn will speak though I be silent."[/en][cn]很多山羊被牧羊人赶到羊圈里。有一只山羊不知在吃什么好东西,单独落在后面。牧羊 人拿起一块石头扔了过去,正巧打断了山羊的一只角。牧羊人吓得请求山羊不要告诉主人, 山羊说:“即使我不说,又怎能隐瞒下去呢?我的角已断了,这是十分明显的事实。”[/cn] [en]Do not attempt to hide things which cannot be hid.[/en][cn]这故事说明,明显的罪状是无法隐瞒的。[/cn]

  • 英语谚语故事:乌鸦和天鹅

    [en]A RAVEN saw a Swan and desired to secure for himself the same beautiful plumage. Supposing that the Swan's splendid white color arose from his washing in the water in which he swam, the Raven left the altars in the neighborhood where he picked up his living, and took up residence in the lakes and pools. But cleansing his feathers as often as he would, he could not change their color, while through want of food he perished.[/en][cn]乌鸦非常羡慕天鹅洁白的羽毛。他猜想天鹅一定是经常洗澡,羽毛才变得如此洁白无 瑕。于是,他毅然离开了他赖以生存的祭坛,来到江湖边。他天天洗刷自己的羽毛,不但一 点都没洗白,反而因缺少食物饥饿而死。[/cn] [en]Change of habit cannot alter Nature.[/en][cn]这故事是说,人的本性不会随着生活方式的改变而改变。[/cn]

  • 英语谚语故事:驴子与蚱蜢

    驴子听见蚱蜢唱歌,被美妙动听的歌声所打动,自己也想能发出同样悦耳动听的声音,便 羡慕地问他们吃些什么,才能发出如此美妙的声音来。这个故事告诉人们不要企望非份之物。

  • 英语谚语故事:守财奴

    有个守财奴变卖了他所有的家产,换回了金块,并秘密地埋在一个地方。他每天走去看 看他的宝藏。有个在附近放羊的牧人留心观察,知道了真情,趁他走后,挖出金块拿走了这故事说明,一切财物如不使用等于没有。

  • 英语谚语故事:狼与小羊

    一只小羊在河边喝水,狼见到后,便想找一个名正言顺的借口吃掉他。于是他跑到上游,恶狠狠地说小羊把河水搅浑浊了,使他喝不到清水。小羊回答说,他仅仅站在河边喝水,并且又在下游,根本不可能把上游的水搅浑。

  • 英语谚语故事:瞎子和小野兽

    [en]A blind man is good at touching1 all the things. No matter whatever the thing is he can distinguish2 it as soon as he touches it A man brings a young wolf and lets him touch it. Having touched the animal, he says, "This is a fox or a wolf, I am not sure. But I know that putting this kind of animal into the sheep pen is not safe" The story means: we can know someone's bad habits from when he is young.[/en] [cn]一个瞎子精于用手触摸各种动物。 什么动物只要他一摸,就能分辨出来。 有人带来一只小狼,请他摸一摸,说出是什么东西。 他摸了摸这个小野兽后说:“这是一只狐狸或者一匹狼,啊,我不太清楚。不过有一点我却十分地明白,让这种动物进羊栏是不安全的。” 这个故事是说一个人的恶习在年幼时便可得知。[/cn]

  • 英语谚语故事:蝙蝠与黄鼠狼

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