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刀不磨要生锈,水不流要发臭
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 A knife will rust if not sharpened regularly, and water will stagnate if it is not allowed to flow.

解释 ( paraphrase )
刀要经常磨,不磨就容易生锈;水要不断流,不流就容易发臭。
这条谚语告诉我们:人要不断学习,不断进取,否则就会落后,甚至变坏。身体也要经常活动锻炼,否则就会生病。

This proverb denotes that one has to keep studying to avoid falling behind or even degenerating, and to keep doing physical exercises to prevent sickness.

造句 ( example )
刀不磨要生锈,水不流要发臭,人不学要落后,现代社会就是一个学习型社会,没有谁能够不学习,还能在竞争中生存的。


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