• 故事英语:门可罗雀

      【成来源】  [en]desolate[/en][cn]门可罗雀[/cn] [en]Duke Jai was a Han dynasty (汉朝) government [w]official[/w].[/en][cn]汲黯是汉朝的一位名臣。[/cn] [en]Because he held a very high-ranking and powerful [w]position[/w], many of his friends, relatives, and even [w=acquaintance]acquaintances[/w] whom he barely knew often went to call on him. So all day long, horses and chariots were lined up in front of his house; it was really as if "the courtyard was as crowded as a marketplace."[/en][cn]因为他位高权重,许多他的朋友、亲戚,甚至是泛泛之交的朋友都经常会来拜访他,所以他家总是门庭若市。[/cn] [en]Later, however, Duke Jai had the sad misfortune of being removed from office.[/en][cn]后来他不幸被罢免,废了官职。[/cn] [en]His friends and relatives then stopped going to see him, and soon the only ones left in front of his house were flock of [w=sparrow]sparrows[/w] which would fly about and stop to rest on his doorstep. [/en][cn]后来他的亲朋好友便渐渐疏远他了,很少再来看望他,他家的门前只剩下一群麻雀,在那里嬉戏。[/cn] [en]Not long afterwards, Duke Jai was reinstated. As soon as his friends and relatives heard the news, they all once again began to ride their horses or drive their chariots back to visit him. [/en][cn]不久,皇帝又下诏请他回去做官。 过去常来的客人又纷纷来拜访他了。[/cn] [en]Duke Jai, however, was now unwilling to see them, and door reproving those who would only associate with people of wealth and status.[/en][cn]但是汲黯因看清世事,便不愿再看到他们。[/cn]  [en]Today, we can use this idiom to describe any place which has been deserted, or where people are few.[/en][cn]如今我们可以用成语“门可罗雀”形容门庭冷落,冷冷清清。[/cn]   【文化链接】 单用英文单词“desolate”就可以表达“冷清荒凉”的意思,比如“冷清的街道”就是“a desolate street”。 下面我们来看一首小诗: [en]Layin' in front of me are two roads:[/en][cn]在我的面前有两条路:[/cn] [en]One flourished with multiple kinds of flowers and plants;[/en][cn]一条花木丛生;[/cn] [en]The other , just a scene of [w]desolation[/w].[/en][cn]另一条门可罗雀,[/cn] [en]However,I choosed the latter one.[/en][cn]但是我仍然选择了后者。[/cn] 其中作者形容“人烟稀少的路”就用到了表达“a scene of [w]desolation[/w]”,意思就是“另一条路有一点荒凉的感觉”。

  • 故事英语:才高八斗

    【成来源】  [en]highly talented[/en][cn]才高八斗[/cn] [en]Tsau Pi and Tsau Jr were sons of Tsau Tsau. Both were very [w]gifted[/w] writers, and Tsau Jr was [w]especially[/w] [w]quick-witted[/w].[/en][cn]曹丕与曹植都是曹操的儿子,二者均有才华,特别是曹植更具文采。[/cn] [en]After Tsau Tsau's death, Tsau Pi took over the throne of the [w]kingdom[/w] of wei. [w=jealous]Jealous[/w] of Tsau Jr's [w]literary[/w] ability, and afraid that he might cause problems, Tsau Pi was always looking for a way to kill his brother. [/en][cn]在曹操死后,曹丕继任大统,但他嫉妒曹植的才华,同时也惧怕曹植回谋反,所以一直在伺机杀害曹植。[/cn] [en]One day, Tsau Pi called Tsau Jr into see him.He ordered his brother to make up a poem within the time it took to walk seven steps, adding that if he could not, his life would be in danger.[/en][cn]有一天,曹丕要求接见曹植,他要求曹植在他七步之内作诗一首,如果做不到,就会有生命危险。[/cn] [en]Greatly saddened, Tsau Jr began to walk and to think. Before he had taken the seven steps, he had already finished his poem, the meaning of which was: "Brothers are of the same family, so why should the [w]oppress[/w] each other?"[/en][cn]悲愤之下,曹植急中生智,作出七步诗,是的意思就是“本来就是亲兄弟,为什么要这样步步紧逼,伤及感情?”[/cn] [en]Tsau Jr was very [w]intelligent[/w] and loved to study. He wrote many [w]outstanding[/w] articles which showed his artistic talent and earned him the admiration of many people. One scholar said of him: "Heaven gave the world ten [w=decalitre]decalitres[/w] of talent, and Tsau Jr alone has eight of them."[/en][cn]曹植文采俱佳,热爱学习,他曾做过不少才华横溢的文赋,均令世人感叹不已。曾有一位学者说道:“如若天下文采共有十斗,曹植一人独占八斗。”[/cn] [en]Today, to say that a person "has eight decalitres of talent" is to say that he has a great [w]aptitude[/w] for writing.[/en][cn]今天,如果我们说一个人“才高八斗”,就是指他“才华横溢,很有文采”。[/cn] 【文化链接】 英文中“才高八斗”并没有特别固定的说法,“highly talented”就可以表达相应的意思,当然“highly gifted”或者是“extremely talented”都是可以的。

  • 故事英语:掩耳盗铃

    上等青铜铸成的,造型和图案都很精美。小偷心里高兴极了,想把这口精美的大钟背回自已家去。[/cn] [en]But the bell was too big for him.[/en][cn]可是钟又大又重,怎么也挪不动。[/cn] [/en]When he tried to knock it into pieces with a [w]hammer[/w] there was a loud clanging sound. [/en][cn]他想来想去,只有一个办法,那就是把钟敲碎,然后再分别搬回家。小偷找来一把大锤,拼命朝钟砸去,咣的一声巨响,把他吓了一大跳。[/cn] [en]He was afraid that someone will hear the noise and take the bell from him, so he [w]immediately[/w] stopped his own ears.[/en][cn]小偷着慌,心想这下糟了,这种声不就等于是告诉人们我正在这里偷钟吗?他越听越害怕,不同自由地抽回双手,使劲捂住自已的耳朵。[/cn] [en]To worry about other people hearing the noise is [w]understandable[/w], but to worry about himself hearing the noise (as if stopping his own ears would prevent other people from hearing) is [w]absurd[/w].[/en][cn]“咦,钟声变小了,听不见了!”小偷高兴起来,“妙极了!把耳朵捂住不住就听不进钟声了吗!”他立刻找来两个布团,把耳朵塞住,心想,这下谁也听不见钟声了。于是就放手砸起钟来,一下一下,钟声响亮地传到很远的地方。人们听到钟声蜂拥而至把小偷捉住了。[/cn]

  • 英语故事:冰是湿的

    it in?" "I saw the ice was wet and I was afraid that you would scold me so I'm running it dry." The simpleton answered. 从前有一个笨人的妻子让她的丈夫买几块冰。 两个小时后,他还没回来。 她想知道他为什么没回来,就出去看了,发现她的丈夫在门口站着,在太阳下晒冰,看着冰融化。 她问他:"怎么啦?你为什么不把它拿进来?" "我看见冰是湿的,恐怕你会训斥我,因此,我正在把它晒干。"笨人回答道。

    2016-10-18

    英语谚语故事

  • 故事英语:乐极生悲

    掉了整晚饮酒作乐的坏习惯。[/cn] 【文化链接】 “乐极生悲”是有相对的美国俚语的,那就是“laugh out of the other side of your mouth”,有点“高兴得太早了”的意味,“高兴早了”并且过了头,就“乐极生悲”了。 我们来看一下例句: Bill thought he got a real bargain because the car was half the normal price. Now he's laughing out of the other side of his mouth. The police came to tell him the car was stolen. So he loses both the car and the money. 比尔以半价买了辆车,他以为自己捡了个大便宜。但是他高兴得太早了,警察后来找上门告诉他那是辆黑车,所以他现在车、款两空!

  • 怎样快速英语

    随着社会的国际化特征日益显现,越来越多的人意识到了学好英语的重要性。英语的学习需要强调方式方法,没有捷径可以走,因此并没有快速学好英语一说。想学好英语的重要性。英语的学要让自己快速的英语水平得到稳步提升,大家应做到以下几点。 1、学好英语离不开语言环境 如何快速学好英语?学习英语要抓住本质,英语是一门语言学科,离不开沟通和交流,营造语言环境可以很好地均衡语言的输入和输出。英语不同于我们的母语汉语,它是一种表音文字,也就是说,掌握了正确的发音方式,孩子才能更好地理解对话内容。 2、英语的基础是加强听说 英语习需要遵循“听说,后读写”的客观顺序,反观传统的英语课堂,一味地要求孩子死记硬背,侧重应试能力的培养,听力训练不够,大班教孩子开口的机会少之又少。 3、英语要培养良好的习惯 英语是需要花费一定的时间和精力的,坚持下去才能更好地掌握这门言。 上述为大家介绍了如何快速英语的方法,大家可以进行参考,找到适合自己的习方法,进一步提升自己的习能力,增加自己的知识储备。

  • 英语故事:女儿和媳妇

    点到床上给她吃呢!”[/cn] [en]Consider same situation, but when we look from my perspective, it will have a different mentality.[/en][cn]试想同样的状况,但是当我们从我的角度去看时,就会产生不同的心态。[/cn] [en]Stand to look at other people's position, or at each other's point of view to think about a lot of things not the case,[/en][cn]站在别人的立场看一看,或在对方的角度想一想,很多事就不一样了,[/cn] [en]You can have a greater tolerance, will have more love.[/en][cn]你可以有更大的包容,也会有更多的爱。[/cn] [en]Accommodate only have love, only love do not accommodate, and all are in vain.[/en][cn]有包容才有爱,只有爱不懂包容,一切皆枉然。[/cn] 单词注解: misfortune [mɪsˈfɔːtʃən] n. 不幸;灾祸 sigh [saɪ] 叹气   sighed是sigh的过去分词形式,过去式形式 extraordinary [ɪkˈstrɔːdənrɪ] 非凡的,特别的 clean the room 打扫房间 all the time 一直,时时刻刻 breakfast [ˈbrɛkfəst] 早餐,早饭 look after 照顾,照看 to look after sb/sth:照顾;照看;看护 mentality [mɛnˈtælɪtɪ]  心态

    2017-08-04

    英语谚语故事

  • 英语故事:斯巴达式回答

    今天的英语谚语故事

  • 如何在线英语

    会有很多很多的教师供学员选择,学员可以选择国内教师,也可以选择外教。可以选择男教师,也可以选择女教师。可以选择资历深厚的教师,也可以选择青春活力的教师。总之,主动权掌握在学员自己的手上,总会选择到适合自己的教师。 3.费用一般不高 网上英语较之于线下英语省去了场地费、水电费、交通费等,所以更便宜一些。而且很多网上英语会有低至十几块钱的课程,还有价值几百元的免费试听课程。 既然网上英语优点这么多,那么如英语作为当今的主流语言,学习的人越来越多。为了能更高效率学习英语,很多人会选择网上学习英语何能选择到一家优质的网上英语机构呢? 1.师资力量 教师对学生的影响是潜移默化的,一个好教师可以成就一个学生。同样,一个不好的老师也可以毁掉一个学生。所以,一定要选择师资力量雄厚的网上英语机构。教师最好是外教,这样学员才能学到纯正地道的英语。 2.一对一网上英语 如果是很多同学一个班,一起上课的话,建议不要选择。因为教师是没办法顾得来这么多的学生的。这样一来,学生和教师互动、沟通的机会就少了。而学习英语是要大声说出来的,如果没有老师及时纠正发音,进步会很慢的。 3.课程价格 有的英语网上机构的价格不是很亲民,需要有一定经济能力的人去报名。不过,还是有一些网上英语机构的价格比较低廉,例如阿卡索外教网,适合普通职员和一般家庭的孩子去报名。最好选择课程丰富,价格不贵,性价比高的机构。 以上就是关于网上英语的相关介绍,希望可以给大家在选择的过程中带来帮助。

  • 英语怎么效果最好

    如何学英语是最有效的,其实学英语没有捷径。这是一个长期积累的过程,需要稳重、循序渐进的学习,端正学习态度,认真对待学习过程中遇到的挫折和困难,才能达到预期的学习效果。下学英语是最有效的,其实学英语没有捷径。这是一个长期积累的过程,需要稳重、循序渐进的学习,端正学文中为大家总结了英语的方法,大家可以进行参考。 1、积词 英语词汇是英语的基础,英语也是必不可少的。就像逐字习汉一样。你可以把一本英语词汇书放在平时工作或习的地方,并规定每天应该记住多少个单词。注意开头的数字不要太多,以免给自己造成太大的压力或不兼容。 2、事物联想 如果你想真正英语,你必须把英语习融入你的生活。平时多注意观察身边的事物。只有把生活和英语紧密地联系起来,我们才能不知不觉地提高英语