老外很爱用的35句中国谚语,英文翻译很惊艳

中国谚语在国外可火了。美剧《复仇》的片头就用了孔子的名言:“Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves.”(子曰:“攻乎异端,斯害己也。)” 今天和大家分享35句受老外欢迎的中国谚语,一起来看看吧。

1

No shame in asking questions, even to people of lower status.

不耻下问

2

No one knows a son better than the father.

知子莫若父

3

Three humble shoemakers brainstorming will make a great statesman.

三个臭皮匠,赛过诸葛亮

4

Kill a chicken before a monkey.

杀鸡儆猴

5

Too many cooks spoil the broth

人多反误事

6

No wind, no waves.

无风不起浪

7

Lift a stone only to drop on your own feet.

搬起石头砸自己的脚

8

A camel standing amidst a flock of sheep.

鹤立鸡群

9

An inch of time is an inch of gold but you can t buy that inch of time with an inch of gold.

一寸光阴一寸金,寸金难买寸光阴。

10

Only when all contribute their firewood can they build up a strong fire.

众人拾柴火焰高

11

An ant may well destroy a whole dam.

千里之堤毁于蚁穴

12

Clear conscience never fears midnight knocking.

不做亏心事,不怕鬼敲门

13

One cannot refuse to eat just because there is a chance of being choked.

因噎废食

14

If a son is uneducated, his dad is to blame.

子不教,父之过

15

A closed mind is like a closed book; just a block of wood.

呆若木鸡

16

When you are poor, neighbors close by will not come; once you become rich, you ll be surprised by visits from (alleged) relatives afar.

穷在闹市无人问,富在深山有远亲。

17

Bad things never walk alone.

祸不单行

18

A fall into a ditch makes you wiser.

吃一堑长一智

19

A smile will gain you ten more years of life.

笑一笑十年少

20

one picture is worth ten thousand words.

百闻不如一见

21

Once bitten by a snake, he/she is scared all his/her life at the mere sight of a rope.

一朝被蛇咬,十年怕井绳

22

Things of today, accomplished today.

今日事今日毕

23

seize every minute and every second

争分夺秒

24

If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow.

忍一时风平浪静,退一步海阔天空 / 忍一时之气,免百日之忧

25

Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.

授人以鱼,不如授人以渔

26

To talk much and arrive nowhere is the same as climbing a tree to catch a fish.

缘木求鱼

27

If you don t want anyone to know it,don t do it

若要人不知,除非己莫为

28

There are many paths to the top of the mountain,but the view is always the same.

殊途同归

29

Tell me and I forget; Show me and I remember. Involve me and I understand

不闻不若闻之,闻之不若见之;见之不若知之,知之不若行之;学至于行而止矣。

30

While the green hills last, there’ll be wood to burn.

留得青山在,不怕没柴烧

31

Flowers may bloom again, but a person never has the chance to be young again.

花有重开时,人无再少年

32

The journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step.

千里之行,始于足下

33

When you drink from the stream remember the spring.

饮水思源

34

Your teacher can open the door but you must enter by yourself.

师傅领进门,修行靠个人

35

The friendship of a gentleman is insipid as water.

君子之交淡如水
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