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中国寓言故事双语版 第80期:千金买骨

2019年10月23日 英语美文 暂无评论
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燕国国君燕昭王即位后不久,去拜访贤士郭魄先生,向他请教如何治国图强,为先王报仇,为国雪耻。郭魄给燕昭王讲了一个“千金买骨”的故事。古时候,有一位国君,他非常喜欢千里马。

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Shortly after King Zhao of the State of Yan came to the throne, he went to visit Guo Kui, an able and virtuous scholar, and asked for his advice on how to govern the state and make it strong, and how to avenge his father and wipe off the shame of the state. 美文网

燕国国君燕昭王即位后不久,去拜访贤士郭魄先生,向他请教如何治国图强,为先王报仇,为国雪耻。

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Guo Kui told him the story of Buying Bones with 1,000 Pieces of Gold. copyright verywen.com

郭魄给燕昭王讲了一个“千金买骨”的故事

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In ancient times, there was a king very fond of horses that could cover 1,000 1i a day.

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古时候,有一位国君,他非常喜欢千里马。 内容来自美文网

He sent many people, sought many means and spent lots of money to buy such horses.

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他派了很多人,想了不少办法,花了许多钱去买马。 美文网

Yet three years had passed, and no such horses were available. 美文网

可是,三年过去了,千里马仍然没有买到。 copyright verywen.com

One day, a guard volunteered to help and said to the king: I am willing to buy a thousand-li steed for Your Majesty.

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一天,一个卫士自告奋勇,对国君说:“我愿意为大王买马。” copyright verywen.com

The king was pleasantly surprised. verywen.com

国君又惊又喜。 内容来自美文网

He asked:You? Can you make it? 美文网

他问道:“你能行吗?” 本文来自美文网

Your Majesty, you can rest assured, replied the guard. 内容来自美文网

“请大王放心!” copyright verywen.com

The king complied with his request and let him go on his mission.

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国君答应了他的请求,让他去了。 内容来自美文网

The guard sought for the horse wholeheartedly.

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卫士一心一意寻找千里马。 verywen.com

He spent three months, and after much effort found out the whereabouts of such a horse.

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花了三个月的时间,好不容易打听到了一匹千里马的下落。

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But when he hastened there, the horse had already died. 本文来自美文网

但是,等他赶到那儿的时候,这匹千里马已经死了。 本文来自美文网

Without the least hesitation, he bought the bones of the horse with 500 pieces of gold, and returned to report to the king. verywen.com

卫士毫不犹豫,花了五百金买下了这副千里马的骨头,回来报告国君。 内容来自美文网

On seeing the horse bones the guard had actually bought, the king flew into a rage. www.verywen.com

国君一看买回来的竟是马骨,气得暴跳如雷,骂道: www.verywen.com

You! What I want is a live horse, but you have bought the bones of a dead horse. What is the use? 本文来自美文网

“你!我要的是活马,可是,你买回来的却是死马骨头,有什么用? 内容来自美文网

You have wasted 500 pieces of gold. What punishment do you think you deserve?

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白白糟蹋了五百金,该当何罪?” 本文来自美文网

The guard replied calmly:Your Majesty, this is to let the general public know that Your Majesty is willing to pay a high price for even a dead thousand-li horse, let alone a live one. verywen.com

卫士不慌不忙地回答说:“大王,我是为了让老百姓知道,大王连死的千里马也肯花大价钱买,何况活的千里马呢? 内容来自美文网

All the people in the world will know that Your Majesty wishes to buy a thousand-li horse sincerely.

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天下的人都会知道,大王是真心诚意要买千里马。 copyright verywen.com

Your Majesty, dont be angry. Just wait and the horse you want will come very soon. verywen.com

大王,您不要生气,您等着吧!不久,您要的千里马一定会来的。”

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As the guard had expected, the king bought three thousand-li horses within one year.

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果然,不出卫士所料,一年不到,国君就买到了三匹千里马。

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