英语成语故事:杞人忧天2011-04-23
In the Spring and Autumn Period, in the State of Qi there was a man who always let his imagination run away with him. One day he even worried that the sky would fall on his head.
英语成语故事;螳臂当车2011-04-23
Once a carter was driving his cart, when a mantis jumped out in front of the cart. Raising its forelegs, it tried to obstruct the passage of the cart. Of course, it was crushed by one of the wheets.
英语成语故事:一丘之貉2011-04-23
In the Han Dynasty, there was an official called Yang Yun who was both capable and honest. Commenting on the assassination of a king of a small state.
英语成语故事:一箭双雕2011-04-22
In the period of the Northern and Southern Dynasties(420-589) there was an expert archer named Zhangsun Sheng. One day he went hunting together with a friend. Suddenly they saw two vultures fighting for a piece of meat high in the air.
英语成语故事:偃旗息鼓2011-04-22
In the Three Kingdoms Period, during a battle between Cao Cao and Liu Bei, the latter ordered his generals Zhao Yun and Huang Zhong to capture Cao Cao’s supplies.
英语成语故事:纸上谈兵2011-04-22
In the Warring States Period, the State of Zhao had a famous general called Zhao She, whose son, Zhao Kuo, was very fond of reading books on military science and discussing strategy.
英语成语故事:世外桃源2011-04-22
Tao Yuanming, a famous writer of the Eastern Jin Dynasty (317-420),wrote the well-known essay Peach-Blossom Spring. In it he tells a story which goes like this: A fisherman happened to come upon a place called Peach-Blossom Spring.
英语成语故事:病入膏肓2011-04-21
In the Spring and Autumn Period, Kind Jing of the state of Jin fell ill. One night he dreamed that the diease turned into two samall figures talking beside him.
英语成语故事:杯弓蛇影2011-04-21
In the Jin Dynasty(265-420), a man called Yue Guang once invited a friend to have a drink at his home. When the friend lifted his cup, he saw a small snake in the wine, yet he forced himself to drink. Back home, the friend recalled the incident, and felf to disgusted that he fell ill.
英语成语故事:狐假虎威2011-04-21
A tiger caughta fox in a forest, and was just about to eat it, when the fox said, "You mustn't eat me. I was sent by Heaven to rule the animals. By eating me, You will violate the command of Heaven.
英语成语故事:朝三暮四2011-04-21
In the Spring and Autumn Period, a man in the state of Song raised monkedy. The monkeys could understand what he said. As the man became poor, he wanted to reduce the monkey's food.
英语成语故事:画龙点睛2011-04-20
In the Southern and Northern Dynasties Period (420-589), there was a painter called Zhang Zengyou. Once he visited a temple and painted on the wall four dragons, but gave none of them eyes.
英语成语故事;画饼充饥2011-04-20
Later, this idiom came to be used to mean comforting oneself with unrealistic thoughts, without solving practical problems.
英语成语故事:狼狈为奸2011-04-20
A wolf and a jackal often went hunting together. Once they came to a sheepfold the walls of which were frimly built and too high for them to get over.
英语成语故事:画蛇添足2011-04-20
In the Warring States Period, a man in the state of Chu was offering a sacrifice to his ancestors. After the ceremony, the man gave a beaker of wine to his servants.
英语成语故事:毛遂自荐2011-04-19
In the Warring States Period, the state of Qin besieged the capital of the state of Zhao. Duke Pingyuan of Zhao planned to asked the ruler of the state of Chu personally for assistance.
英语成语故事:老马识途2011-04-19
In the Spring and Autumn Period, Duke Huan of Qi led an army to attack a small state in the north. They went in spring when green grass covered the ground. But when they came back it was winter. Everywhere was white with snow and the wind was howbing.
英语成语故事:名落孙山2011-04-19
In the Song Dynasty(960-1279)there was a joker called Sun Shan. One year he went to take the imperial examination, and came bottom of the list of successful candidates.
英语成语故事:南辕北辙2011-04-19
Once a man wanted to go to the south, but his carriage was heading north. A passer-by asked him:If you are going to south, why is your chariot heading north?
英语成语故事:破釜沉舟2011-04-18
During the late years of the Qi Dynasty(221-208BC),Xiang Yu led a rebellion. After crossing the Zhang River, Xiang Yu ordered his men to sink all their boats and break their cooking pots.
亚西亚遗失的心2011-04-18
The following passage is an extract from The Lost Heart of Asia by British travel writer Colin Thubron. In this book, Thubron travels through the countries of Central Asia shortly after the collapse of the Soviet Union. In this extract, Thubron describes his first evening in the city of Mari, in Turkmenistan.
大奖来自白马城2011-04-18
Before undertaking his journey, Mr. Finch had shown his prize document to his associates, and those that could read were as impressed as those who couldn't.
夏夜惊魂2011-04-18
The fact that Henry Armstrong was buried did not seem to him to prove that he was dead: he had always been a hard man to convince. That he really was buried, the testimony of his senses compelled him to admit.
有人爱用雨伞打我的头2011-04-17
There's a man in the habit of hitting me on the head with an umbrella. It's exactly five years today that he's been hitting me on the head with his umbrella. At first I couldn't stand it, now I'm used to it.
鳄鱼与猴子 A monkey and a crocodile2011-04-17
They swam towards the other side of the river. In the middle of the river the crocodile dived into the water. When he came up again, the monkey was wet all over.

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