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中国寓言故事双语版 第39期:不合时尚

2019年10月26日 英语美文 暂无评论
摘要:

In the past, there was a married couple in the State of Lu. 从前,鲁国有这么一对夫妇。The husband was a shoemaker who made very good shoes. 丈夫是一个鞋匠,鞋子做得很好。

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In the past, there was a married couple in the State of Lu. copyright verywen.com

从前,鲁国有这么一对夫妇。 www.verywen.com

The husband was a shoemaker who made very good shoes. 本文来自美文网

丈夫是一个鞋匠,鞋子做得很好。 verywen.com

The wife was a good hand at weaving silk. copyright verywen.com

妻子是一个织绢能手。 copyright verywen.com

One day, the couple decided to go to the State of Yue to make a living. copyright verywen.com

一天,这两口子商量决定,去越国谋生。 内容来自美文网

When this news spread around, one man tried to dissuade them:You had better not go. 内容来自美文网

这消息一传开,就有一个人去劝他们说:“还是不要去吧。

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If you go to the State of Yue to make a living, that would be too bad.

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如果你们到越国去谋生,那可糟了。 copyright verywen.com

Over there, you certainly cannot make a living! verywen.com

在那里,你们一定会无法生活下去的!” copyright verywen.com

The couple asked in surprise:We dont understand what you mean. 美文网

他俩奇怪地问:“我们不懂你说的意思!

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Each of us has superb craftsmanship. 本文来自美文网

我们各人有一门手艺。 美文网

How is it possible that we couldnt make a living? Dont talk nonsense! www.verywen.com

怎么会生活不了呢?别胡说了!” copyright verywen.com

Thereupon, the man said to them:Right. You indeed have superb craftsmanship. copyright verywen.com

于是,那人对他俩说:“对呀,你们手艺的确很好。

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But you probably dont know the situation. verywen.com

不过你们大概不了解情况吧! 内容来自美文网

You make shoes for people to wear, but the people in the State of Yue like to go barefooted and do not wear shoes; 内容来自美文网

你们做了鞋子,原来是给人穿的,可是越国人喜欢赤脚,不穿鞋子,

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you weave silk to make hats, but the people there like to have their hair hanging down and do not wear hats. copyright verywen.com

你们织的丝绢,原来是做帽子用的,可是越国人喜欢披着头发,不戴帽子。 verywen.com

Then, how can you sell the shoes and hats you make? 美文网

那么,你们做的鞋子、帽子,怎么卖得出去呢? www.verywen.com

Though you are highly skilled, your manual skills are of no use over there.

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你们的技艺虽然很高,可是在那里却用不上。 copyright verywen.com

Then how can you make a living? 内容来自美文网

到那时候,看你们怎么生活。” www.verywen.com

After hearing this, the husband and wife saw the light: 本文来自美文网

这对夫妻听后,恍然大悟: 美文网

Oh, so our way of thinking is against the current fashion. verywen.com

“噢,原来我们的想法不合时尚啊!”

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