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一言既出,驷马难追

Chinese proverbs 

yán
chū,
nán
zhuī
出,


A word spoken is an arrow let fly. A word spoken is past recalling.  
 

解释 ( paraphrase )
一句话已经说出口,哪怕是四匹快马同时去追,也追不回来。
这条谚语告诉我们:话已经说出了口,就无法再收回。因此,说话要谨慎,说了之后,一定要守信用。

This proverb means that what is said cannot be unsaid. One must be careful what one says and be cautious about making promises.

言:话。
      Words.

既:已经。
      Already.

驷马:同拉一辆车的四匹马。
         A team of four horses which draw a chariot.

同义词 ( synonym )
① 说出去的话,泼出去的水。
② 一言九鼎。
③ 君子一言,驷马难追。
④ 君子一言,快马一鞭。

造句 ( example )
“一言既出,驷马难追”,我答应你的事你就放心吧,没问题。

Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 August 2009 10:11
 

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