2197条常用谚语(中英对照)

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       A Jack of all trades and master of none. 三脚猫无所长。
  A bad beginning makes a bad ending. 恶其始者必恶其终。
  A bad bush is better than the open field. 有胜于无。
  A bad compromise is better than a good lawsuit. 吃亏的和解也比胜诉强。
  A bad conscience is a snake in one’s heart. 做贼心虚。
  A bad custom is like a good cake, better broken than kept. 坏习惯像鲜馅饼,分食要比保存好。
  A bad padlock invites a picklock. 开门揖盗。
  A bad thing never dies. 坏事传千年。
  A bad workman quarrels with his tools. 拙匠常怨工具差(人笨怨刀钝)。
  A bargain is a bargain. 达成的协议不可撕毁。
  A beggar’s purse is bottomless. 乞丐的钱袋是无底洞。
  A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. 双鸟在林不如一鸟在手。
  A bird is known by its note, and a man by his talk. 闻其歌知其鸟,听其言知其人。
  A bird may be known by its song. 什么鸟唱什么歌。
  A bit in the morning is better than nothing all day. 略有胜于全无。
  A blind man who leans against a wall imagines that it’s the boundary of the world. 坐井观天。
  A blind man will not thank you for a looking-glass. 秋波送盲,白费痴情。
  A book is the same today as it always was and it will never change. 一本好书今天如此,将来也如此,永不改变。
  A book that remains shut is but a block. 有书闭卷不阅读,无异是一块木头。
  A borrowed cloak does not keep one warm. 借来的斗篷不暖身。
  A burden of one’s choice is not felt. 自己选的担子不嫌重。
  A burnt child dreads the fire. 一朝被蛇咬,十年怕井绳。
  A candle lights others and consumes itself. 蜡烛焚自身,光亮照别人。
  A cat has nine lives. 猫有九条命。
  A cat may look at a king. 猫也有权晋见国王。
  A chain is no stronger than its weakest link. 链条的坚固程度取决于它最薄弱的环节。
  A change of work is as good as a rest. 调换一下工作是很好的休息。
  A cheerful wife is the joy of life. 快乐的妻子是生活的乐事。
  A clean hand wants no washing. 身正不怕影子斜。
  A clear conscience is a soft pillow. 问心无愧,高枕无忧。
  A clear conscience is a sure card. 光明磊落,胜券在握。
  A clear conscience laughs at false accusations. 白日不做亏心事,夜半敲门心不惊。
  A clear fast is better than a dirty breakfast. 宁为清贫,不为浊富。
  A close mouth catches no flies. 病从口入,祸从口出。
  A cock is valiant on his own dunghill. 夜郎自大。
  A common danger causes common action. 同仇敌忾。
  A constant guest is never welcome. 久住非佳宾,常来不欢迎。
  A contented mind is perpetual feast. 知足常乐。
  A covetous man is good to none but worse to himself. 贪婪的人对别人毫无好处,对自己却坏处更大。
  A crafty knave needs no broker. 狡猾的流氓,不需居间人。
  A creaking door hangs long on its hinges. 户枢不蠹。
  A discontented man knows not where to sit easy. 不满足者坐无宁时。
  A disease known is half cured. 病情确诊断,治病好一半。
  A dog will not howl if you beat him with a bone. 骨头打狗狗不叫。
  A fair death honours the whole life. 死得光明,终身荣耀。
  A fair face may hide a foul heart. 人不可貌相。
  A faithful friend is hard to find. 益友难得。
  A fall into the pit, a gain in your wit. 吃一堑,长一智。
  A father is a treasure, a brother is a comfort, but a friend is both. 父亲是财富,兄弟是安慰,朋友兼而有之。
  A fault confessed is half redressed. 承认错误,等于改正一半。
  A flow of words is no proof of wisdom. 口若悬河不能作为才智的证明。
  A fool always comes short of his reckoning. 愚人常缺算计。
  A fool always rushes to the fore. 傻瓜总爱强出头。
  A fool and his money are soon parted. 笨蛋难聚财。
  A fool attempting to be witty is an object of profoundest pity. 蠢人装聪明,实在最可怜。
  A fool can ask more questions than seven wise men can answer. 一愚发问,七智结舌。
  A fool knows more in his own house than a wise man in another. 一个蠢材在他自己家里所知的事比一个聪明人在别人家里所知的事要多。
  A fool may ask more questions in an hour than a wise man can answer in seven years. 愚者所问,智者难答。
  A fool may give a wise man counsel. 愚者千虑,必有一得。
  A fool may throw a stone into a well which a hundred wise men cannot pull out. 一愚所失,百智难回。
  A fool’s bolt may sometimes hit the mark. 愚者千虑,必有一得。
  A fool’s heart dances on his lips. 愚人心坦荡,挂在嘴唇上。
  A fox may grow grey, but never good. 狐狸会变,但本性难移。
  A friend exaggerates a man’s virtue, an enemy his crimes. 朋友宣扬人的美德,敌人夸大人的罪过。
  A friend in court is better than a penny in purse. 曩中有钱,不如朝中有友。
  A friend in need is a friend indeed. 患难朋友才是真朋友。
  A friend is a second self. 朋友是另一个我。
  A friend is best found in adversity. 患难见真友。
  A friend is never known till a man have need. 不到患难时,永远不能认识真正的朋友。
  A friend is not so soon gotten as lost. 交友慢,失友快。
  A friend to everybody is a friend to nobody. 广交友,无深交。
  A friend without faults will never be found. 没有缺点的朋友是永远找不到的。
  A full belly counsels well. 衣食足而后知荣辱。
  A full cup must be carried steadily. 杯满盈,须持稳。
  A good anvil does not fear the hammer. 好砧不怕锤。
  A good appetite is a good sauce. 饥不择食。
  A good beginning is half the battle. 首战告捷等于一半胜利。
  A good beginning makes a good ending. 善始者必善其终。
  A good book is a best friend who never turns his back upon us. 一本好书,莫逆之交。
  A good book is a light to the soul. 好书一本,照亮心灵。
  A good conscience is a continual feast. 白日不做亏心事,夜半敲门心不惊。
  A good conscience is a soft pillow. 白日不做亏心事,夜半敲门心不惊。
  A good dog deserves a good bone. 有劳得奖。
  A good example is the best sermon. 身教胜似言教。
  A good face is a letter of recommendation. 好的相貌就是一封推荐的介绍信。
  A good face needs no paint. 美貌无需擦脂抹粉。
  A good fame is better than a good face. 好的名望胜于好的相貌。
  A good friend is my nearest relation. 良友如近亲。
  A good head and an industrious hand are worth gold in any land. 聪明脑袋勤劳手,走遍天下贵如金。
  A good healthy body is worth more a crown in gold. 健康的身体贵于黄金铸成的皇冠。
  A good heart cant’s lie. 有仁心者不说谎话。
  A good heart conquers ill fortune. 善心克厄运。
  A good horse cannot be of a bad colour. 良马的毛色不会差。
  A good horse often needs a good spur. 好马常要好靴刺。
  A good marksman may miss. 智者千虑,必有一失。
  A good maxim is never out of season. 至理名言不会过时。
  A good medicine tastes bitter. 良药苦口,忠言逆耳。
  A good name is better than riches. 好名誉胜过有财富。
  A good name is earlier lost than won. 失去美名易,得到美名难。
  A good name is sooner lost than won. 美誉难得而易失。
  A good name keeps lustre in the dark. 好的名声在黑暗中也会光芒四射。
  A good neighbour is better than a bother in the next village. 远亲不如近邻。
  A good surgeon must have an eagle’s eye, a lion’s heart, and a lady’s hand. 出色的外科医生必须心明眼亮和有一双灵巧的手。
  A good tale is none the worse for being twice told. 好故事百听不厌。
  A good tongue is a good weapon. 伶俐的口齿是一种锐利的武器。
  A good wife makes a good husband. 有好妻子就有好丈夫。
  A good winter brings a good summer. 瑞雪兆丰年。
  A great ship asks deep water. 巨轮寻深水而航行。
  A great talker is a great liar. 最会饶舌的人也是最会说谎的人。
  A guilty conscience is a self-accuser. 做贼心虚,良心自诛。
  A guilty conscience needs no accuser. 贼胆心虚。
  A handful of common sense is worth bushel of learning. 一点小常识常胜过很多有价值的学问。
  A happy heart makes a blooming visage. 心花怒放,笑逐颜开。
  A hasty man is seldom out of trouble. 性急难免出岔子。
  A heavy purse makes a light heart. 腰包钱财足,心境自然宽。
  A heavy snow promise a good harvest. 瑞雪兆丰年。
  A hero is known in the time of misfortune. 时势造英雄。
  A horse is neither better nor worse for his trappings. 相马不可凭马的装饰。
  A house divided against itself cannot stand. 家庭内讧难维系。
  A joke never gains an enemy but often loses a friend. 开玩笑总不能化敌为友,反而有时会失去朋友。
  A journey of a thousand miles begains with a single step. 千里之行,始于足下。
  A lamb is as dear to a poor man as an ox to the rich. 穷人的一只羔羊比富人的一头牛还要珍贵。
  A lazy sheep thinks its wool heavy. 懒羊嫌毛重
  A lazy youth, a lousy age. 少壮不努力,老大徒伤悲。
  A liar is not believed when he speaks the truth. 骗子说真话,也没人相信。
  A liar is worse than a thief. 撒谎比偷窃更可恶。
  A lie begets a lie till they come to generation. 谎言生谎言,谎言传万代。
  A life without a friend is a life without a sun. 人生在世无朋友,犹如生活无太阳。
  A life without a purpose is a ship without a rudder. 人生无目的,犹如船失去了舵。
  A light purse is a heavy curse. 为人无钱处处难。
  A light purse makes a heavy heart. 曩中无钱心事重。
  A lion at home, a mouse abroad. 在家凶如狮,在外却如鼠。
  A little body often harbours a great soul. 莫道身躯小,伟人寓其间。
  A little child is the sweetest and purest thing in the world. 幼儿是世界上最可爱和最纯洁的。
  A little fire is quickly trodden out. 小洞易补。
  A little is better than none. 聊胜于无。
  A little labour, much health. 适量劳动健身大有益。
  A little leak will sink a great ship. 千丈之堤溃于蚁穴。
  A little learning is a dangerous thing. 浅学误人。
  A little neglect may breed great mischief. 小不忍则乱大谋。
  A little of everything, nothing at all. 每事浅尝辄止,结果将一事无成。
  A little pot is soon hot. 壶小水易热。
  A little spark kindles a great fire. 星星之火,可以燎原。
  A little wind kindles, much puts out the fire. 适可而止,过犹不及。
  A living dog is better than a dead lion. 一条活狗胜过一头死狮。
  A maid that laughs is half taken. 少女露笑脸,婚事半成全。
  A maiden with many wooers often chooses the worst. 少女有了许多求婚者往往选中了最差的一个。
  A man alone is either a saint or a devil. 孤身独处的人可以为圣哲,也可为恶魔。
  A man apt to promise is apt to forget. 轻诺者易忘。
  A man can die but once. 人生只有一次死。
  A man can do no more than he can. 凡事只能量力而行。
  A man can never thrive who had a wasteful wife. 妻子浪费无度,丈夫不会出头。
  A man can not spin and reel at the same time. 一心不能二用。
  A man cannot serve two masters. 一仆不能事二主。
  A man cannot whistle and drink at he same time. 一心不能二用。
  A man has his hour, and a dog has his day. 人有称心时,狗有得意日。
  A man has two ears and one mouth that he may hear much and speak little. 人有两只耳朵一张嘴,就是为了多听少说话。
  A man is as old as he feels. 老不老,自己晓。
  A man is known by the company he keeps. 察其友知其人。
  A man is not a horse because he was born in a stable. 人并不因为生在马厩里就成了马。
  A man is not good or bad for one action. 判断人的好坏不能凭一次行为。
  A man knows his companion in a long journey and a little inn. 路遥知马力,日久见人心。
  A man may dig his grave with his teeth. 祸从口出。
  A man may lead a horse to the water, but he cannot make him drink. 牵马到河易,强马饮水难。
  A man may love his house well without riding on the ridge. 有宝何必人前夸。
  A man may smile and smile and be villain. 笑里藏奸。
  A man may talk like a wise man and yet act like a fool. 一个人可能说话像个聪明人,而行为像个大笨蛋。
  A man of gladness seldom falls into madness. 生性乐天的人极少会变成疯子。
  A man of words and not of deeds is like a garden full of weeds. 讲而不做,犹如花园里长满了荒草。
  A man who has friend must show himself friendly. 与朋友交,必须友好相处。
  A man without a smiling face must not open a shop. 人无笑脸,不要开店。
  A man without money is a bow without an arrow. 人无钱,犹如弓无箭。
  A man without reason is a beast in season. 人无理智就像是一头发情的野兽。
  A man’s actions show his character. 行为可显出一个人的品性。
  A match will set fire to a large building. 星星之火,可以燎原。
  A merry heart goes all the way. 生性乐天,终身受用。
  A middle course is the safest. 中庸之道最保险。
  A miserly father makes a prodigal son. 爱钱如命的父亲生个儿子挥金如土。
  A miss is as good as a mile. 失之毫厘,差之千里。
  A moneyless man goes fast through the market. 一个没钱的人很快穿过市场。
  A mother’s love never changes. 母爱永恒。
  A near friend is better than a far-dwelling kinsman. 远亲不如近邻。
  A new broom sweeps clean. 新官上任三把火。
  A penny saved is a penny earned(or gained). 省钱就是赚钱。
  A pet lamb makes a cross ram. 宠坏的小羊将成为脾气坏的大羊。
  A poor man who takes a rich wife has a ruler, not a wife. 穷汉娶富妻,必受老婆欺。

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thanks a lot.
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有用的谚语
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看看不知道怎么样?
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看看如何哦。
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