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人不可貌相,海水不可斗量
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     As a man cannot be known by his looks, neither can the sea be fathomed by a gourd.

解释 ( paraphrase )
海水是不可以用斗去量的。比喻不可根据某人的现状就低估他的未来。

This proverb notes that judging by appearance may lead to serious makes.

貌:相貌
      Appearance.

相:动词,看外表来判断优劣,相貌,可以颠倒词序来理解,即看相貌,看外表。
      (here a verb) to judge by appearance; 相貌 can be understood by transposing the order of the two words.

斗: 是过去用来量粮食的器具。
       A gourd dipper used to measure grains in olden times.

造句 ( example )
人不可貌相,海水不可斗量,不能只看外表评价一个人。

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