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简介英语讲述有趣的中国成语故事       接下来,我将通过一些实际案例和个人观点来回答大家对于英语讲述有趣的中国成语故事的问题。现在,让我们开始探讨一下英语讲述有趣的中国成语故事的话题。1.英语英语成语故事











       A man of the state of Chu (chǔ guó 楚国) had a spear and a shield for sale.


       He was loud in praises of his shield."My shield is so strong that nothing can pierce it through."


       He also sang praises of his spear."My spear is so strong that it can pierce through anything."


       "What would happen," he was asked, "if your spear is used to pierce your shield?"


       It is impossible for an impenetrable shield to coexist with a spear that finds nothing impenetrable.




       Mr. Li is a good painter. One day he draws a beautiful dragon without eyes.

       Mr. Zhou looks at the picture and says, “The dragon has no eyes. It isn’t a good picture.”

       But Mr. Li smiles and says, “If I add eyes to the dragon, it will fly away.”

       Mr. Zhou shakes head and says, “You are boasting. I don’t believe you.”

       Mr. Li isn’t angry. He holds the paintbrush and adds eyes to the dragon. Woe! The dragon really flies.








       说春秋时候,越国有个名叫西施的姑娘,她非常美丽、漂亮,一举一动也很动人。他有心口疼的疾病,犯病时总是用手按住胸口,紧皱眉头。因为人们喜欢她,所以她这副病态,在人们眼里也妩媚可爱,楚楚动人。 西施的邻村有个丑姑娘叫东施,总是想方设法打扮自己。有一次在路上碰到西施,见西施手捂胸口,紧皱眉头,显得异常美丽。她想难怪人们说她漂亮,原来是做出这种样子。如果我也做这个姿势,肯定就变漂亮了。于是她模仿西施的病态。结果人们见了原来就丑的她,现在变成这种疯疯癫癫的样子,象见了鬼一样,赶紧把门关上。Aping a Beauty (Dong Shi Xiao Ping)

       Xi Shi, a famous beauty, had a pain in her bosom, so she had a frown on her face when she went out. An ugly girl named Dong Shi who lived nearby saw her and thought she looked very beautiful. Therefore when she went home, she also put her hands on her bosom and had a frown on her face.

       When a rich man in the neighbourhood saw her, he shut his doors tightly and did not go out. When a poor man saw her, he took his wife and children and gave her a wide berth.

       She only knew Xi Shi's frown looked beautiful but she did not know the reason for its beauty.


       Peaches and Plums Do Not Have to Talk, Yet the World Beats a Path to Them--Natural Attraction(桃李不言,下自成蹊)

        Duing the Western Han Dynasty(206 B.C.- A.D.24)Period, there was a very famous general whose name was Li Guang. He was very brave and skillful in battle, and had fought more than seventy battles with the Huns, an ancient nationality in China.Having made brilliant achievements in war, he was deeply loved and esteemed by the officers and men as well as the common people. However,he did not claim credit for himself and become arrogant,although he held a high post,commanding a big army,and had rendered outstanding service in defending the county. He was not only polite and amiable, but also shared weal and woe with the soldiers. He always had the troops under his commandat heart,and whenever gifts were bestowed to him by the imperial government,he distributed the gifts to his officers and men. When marching, he endured the torments of hunger and thirst as the soldiers did when food and water were in short supply. When fighting, he charged at the head of his men,and ,when he gave the order,every soldier advanced bravely to engage in fighting,not fearing death.

        When the sad news of the heath of General Li Guang reached the militaty camp,the officers and men of the whole army wept bitterly.






       The Frog in the Shallow Well (Jing Di Zhi Wa)

       Have you not heard of the frog that lived in a shallow well? It said to a turtle that lived in the East Sea, "I am so happy! When I go out, I jump about on the railing beside the mouth of the well. When I come home, I rest in the holes on the broken wall of the well. If I jump into the water, it comes up to my armpits and holds up my cheeks. If I walk in the mud, it covers up my feet. I look around at the wriggly worms, crabs and tadpoles, and none of them can compare with me. Moreover, I am lord of this trough of water and I stand up tall in this shallow well. My happiness is full. My dear sir, why don't you come often and look around my place?"

       Before the turtle from the East Sea could get its left foot in the well, its right knee got stuck. It hesitated and retreated. The turtle told the frog about the East Sea.

       "Even a distance of a thousand li cannot give you an idea of the sea's width; even a height of a thousand ren cannot give you an idea of its depth. In the time of King Yu of the Xia dynasty, there were floods nine years out of ten, but the waters in the sea did not increase. ln the time of King Tang of the Shang dynasty there were droughts seven years out of eight, but the waters in the sea did not decrease. The sea does not change along with the passage of time and its level does not rise or fall according to the amount of rain that falls. The greatest happiness is to live in the East Sea."

       After listening to these words, the frog of the shallow well was shocked into realization of his own insignificance and became very ill at ease.



       A Bird Startled by the Mere Twang of a Bow-String

        This set phrase figuratively denotes those who have suffered disasters and so have a lingering fear when anything happen.

        During the War Period ,in the Wèi State there lived a famous archer named Gēng léi.

        One day,Gēng léi and the King of Wei standing on a high terrace saw some birds flying past.

        At this Gēng léi said to the King:"I'll shoot a flying bird down for YourMajesty by drawing a bow with no arrow."

        The King asked,"Is it possible that one's archery can attain such a level?"

        A little later,a wild goose was flying from the east.

        Gēng léi just drew his bow but didn't shoot an arrow.

        As expected,the wild goose fell to the ground with the twang.

        The King asked in surprise,"How can your archery reach such a high level?"

        Gēng léi replied ,"This wild goose has been wounded."

        The King got more surprised,asking,"How do you know it,sir?"

        Gēng léi esplained,"This wild goose flew slowly and cried sadly.Its flying slowly suggested that it was still aching with the old wound; its crying sadly suggested that it had strayed long from its flock.When it heard the twang the wild goose had to flutter hard to fly high for its life.So it is evitably fell down with its old wound burst."



       Making His Mark (Ke Zhou Qiu Jian)

       A man from the state of Chu was crossing a river. In the boat, his sword fell into the water. Immediately he made a mark on the boat.

       "This is where my sword fell off," he said.

       When the boat stopped moving, he went into the water to look for his sword at the place where he had marked the boat.

       The boat had moved but the sword had not. Is this not a very foolish way to look for a sword?

       <<一叶障目>>有个书呆子从古书上读到“蝉翳叶”的故事,信以为真,就四处寻找,把蝉躲藏处的树叶全部摘下,拿回家遮脸作试验,问妻子能不能看见他。妻子气愤说看不见。他就拿这片树叶去街上行窃,被抓后说:“我一叶障目,你们能看见吗?” There is a nerd from the ancient books to read the story of the cicada shade leaves,Believed to look far, the cicadas hiding in the leaves all off,Cover the face as a take-home test, asked his wife can see him. Angry that his wife could not see. He took to the streets to steal this piece of leaf,After being arrested, said: I blinders, you can see it?