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Daily Figurative Slangs (47)
每日惯用语(47)
A:
三天打鱼两天晒网 (sān tiān dǎ yú liǎng tiān shāi wǎng)

Net fishes for three days and dry one’s net in the sun for two days.
Work by fits and starts.

Yòng yú xíng róng zuò shì méi yǒu héng xīn,
   用   于  形    容    做  事  没  有    恒   心,
bù néng gòu jiān chī
 不  能    够   坚   持。
Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 November 2008 22:24
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Daily Figurative Slangs (46)

每日惯用语(46)


逗你玩儿
【拼音】(dóu nǐ wán er)

Just for joking.

【解释】不认真的,开玩笑的,一般在恶作剧之后对对方说。
Not serious, just for joking. One an say it after playing tricks on others.

【例1】 别生气,我逗你玩呢。
Don’t be angry, it’s just a joke.

【例2】 甲:你妈妈生病了。
乙:什么?
甲:别急,逗你玩呢。
A: Your mother is ill.
B: What?
A: Don’t worry. I was joking.

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 October 2008 09:49
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Daily Figurative Slangs (45)

每日惯用语 (45)
   Do as the others do
随大流
Do as the others do
【注音】suí dà liú
【解释】从众心理是一种普遍心理,跟大家一样,不会出现俗话说的“枪打出头鸟”。
“To do as the others do” is a common mentality,so that one will not court danger as the saying goes:“the bird out of the group will be shot.”
【例子】
例:做服装设计的必须有创新意识,不能随大流。
Ex.:As a fashion designer, one must pursue novelty instead of following the trend.
 

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Daily Figurative Slangs (44)
每日惯用语 (44)
耍嘴皮子   Slick talk or lip service

【注音】shuǎ zuǐ pízi
【解释】卖弄口才,或光说不做。
Showing off one’s eloquence, or only doing glib talk with no action.
【例子】
例:我们需要实干的人,不要光耍嘴皮子的人。
Ex.:What we need is man of action but not those with lip service only.
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Daily Figurative Slangs (43)
每日惯用语 (43)
事后诸葛亮

Be a Zhuge Liang only after something unpleasant has happened. Belated advice is useless no matter how wise it is.
【注音】shì hòu Zhūgé Liàng
【解释】事情过去了,再显示自己的先知先觉,就被人讽刺为事后诸葛亮,因为诸葛亮是事前知道事情的结果的。
This is used to satirize those people who only show their wise perception after the event, because the real Zhuge Liang would be able to foresee the consequences before they happened.
【例子】
例:做信息生意的人不能事后诸葛亮。
Ex.:Belated ideas cannot make you a successful businessman in information industry.
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