英语中常见的100个中国成语
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英语中常见的100个中国成语

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1.爱屋及乌 Love me, love my dog

2.百闻不如一见(眼见为实 )Seeing is believing

3.比上不足比下有余 worse off than some, better off than many; to fall short of the best, but be better than the worst

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

5.不眠之夜 white night

 

6.不以物喜不以己悲 not pleased by external gains, not saddened by personnal losses

7.不遗余力 spare no effort; go all out; do one's best

8.不打不成交 No discord, no concord

9.拆东墙补西墙 rob Peter to pay Paul

10.辞旧迎新 bid farewell to the old and usher in the new; ring out the old year and ring in the new

 

11.大事化小小事化了 try first to make their mistake sound less serious and then to reduce it to nothing at all

12.大开眼界 open one's eyes; broaden one's horizon; be an eye-opener

13.国泰民安 The country flourishes and people live in peace

14.过犹不及 going too far is as bad as not going far enough; beyond is as wrong as falling short; too much is as bad as too little

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

 

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

17.好事不出门恶事传千里 Good news never goes beyond the gate, while bad news spread far and wide

18.和气生财 Harmony brings wealth

19.活到老学到老 One is never too old to learn

20.既往不咎 let bygones be bygones

21.金无足赤人无完人 Gold can't be pure and man can't be perfect

22.金玉满堂 Treasures fill the home

23.脚踏实地 be down-to-earth

24.君子之交淡如水 the friend ship between gentlemen is as pure as crystal; a hedge between keeps friend ship green

25.礼尚往来 Courtesy calls for reciprocity

 

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

27.马到成功 achieve immediate victory; win instant success

28.名利双收 gain in both fame and wealth

29.茅塞顿开 be suddenly enlightened

30.没有规矩不成方圆 Nothing can be accomplished without norms or standards

 

31.每逢佳节倍思亲 On festive occasions more than ever one thinks of one's dear ones far away.It is on the festival occasions when one misses his dear most

32.谋事在人成事在天 The planning lies with man, the out come with Heaven. Man proposes,God disposes

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

34.拿手好戏 masterpiece

35.赔了夫人又折兵 throw good money after bad

 

36.抛砖引玉 a modest spur to induce others to come forward with valuable contributions; throw a sprat to catch a whale

37.破釜沉舟 cut off all means of retreat;burn one's own way of retreat and be determined to fight to the end

38.抢得先机 take the preemptive opportunities

39.巧妇难为无米之炊 If you have no hand you can't make a fist. One can't make bricks without straw

40.千里之行始于足下 a thousand-li journey begins with the first step--the highest eminence is to be gained step by step

 

41.前事不忘后事之师 Past experience, if not forgotten, is a guide for the future

42.前怕狼后怕虎 fear the wolf in front and the tiger behind hesitate in doing something

43.强龙难压地头蛇 Even a dragon (from the outside) finds it hard to control a snake in its old haunt - Powerful outsiders can hardly afford to neglect local bullies

44.强强联手 win-win co-operation

45.瑞雪兆丰年 A timely snow promises a good harvest

 

46.人之初性本善 Man's nature at birth is good

47.人逢喜事精神爽 Joy puts heart into a man.

48.人海战术 huge-crowd strategy

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

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

51.岁岁平安 Peace all year round

52.上有天堂下有苏杭 Just as there is paradise in heaven, ther are Suzhou and Hangzhou on earth

53.塞翁失马焉知非福 Misfortune may be an actual blessing

54.三十而立 A man should be independent at the age of thirty.At thirty, a man should be able to think for himself

55.谁言寸草心报得三春晖 Such kindness of warm sun, can't be repaid by grass

 

56.时不我待 Time and tide wait for no man

57.说曹操,曹操到 Talk of the devil and he comes

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

59.山不在高,有仙则名 No matter how high the mountain is, its name will spread far and wide if there is a fairy

60.韬光养晦 hide one's capacities and bide one's time

 

61.糖衣炮弹 sugar-coated bullets

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

63.团结就是力量 Unity is strength

64.歪风邪气 unhealthy practices and evil phenomena

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

 

66.望子成龙 hold high hopes for one's child

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

68.文韬武略 military expertise; military strategy

69.唯利是图 draw water to one's mill

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

 

71.无中生有 make create something out of nothing

72.无风不起浪 There are no waves without wind. There's no smoke without fire

73.新官上任三把火 a new broom sweeps clean

74.心想事成 May all your wish come true

75.心照不宣 have a tacit understanding; give tacit consent; tacit understanding

 

76.先入为主 First impressions are firmly entrenched.

77.先下手为强 catch the ball before the bound

78.像热锅上的蚂蚁 like an ant on a hot pan

79.现身说法 warn people by taking oneself as an example

80.息事宁人 pour oil on troubled waters

81.喜忧参半 mingled hope and fear

82.循序渐进 step by step

83.严以律己,宽以待人 be strict with oneself and lenient towards others

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

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

 

86.有识之士 people of vision

87.有勇无谋 use brawn rather than brain

88.有缘千里来相会 Separated as we are thousands of miles apart, we come together as if by predestination

89.与时俱进 advance with times

90.以人为本 people oriented; people foremost

 

91.因材施教 teach students according to their aptitude

92.英雄所见略同 Great minds think alike

93.冤家宜解不宜结 Better make friends than make enemies

94.冤假错案 cases in which people were unjustly, falsely or wrongly charged or sentenced; unjust, false or wrong cases

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

 

96.招财进宝 Money and treasures will be plentiful

97.债台高筑 become debt-ridden

98.致命要害 Achilles' heel

99. 纸上谈兵 be an armchair strategist

100.左右为难 between the devil and the deep blue sea

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