Mon, Mar 27, 2017

Beijing pick Lam named next HK chief

The candidate favored by Beijing’s Chinese Communist Party leaders was chosen as Hong Kong’s new leader yesterday, in the first such vote since huge pro-democracy protests erupted over the territory’s election system in 2014. A committee dominated by pro-Beijing elites selected former ...FULL STORY

USING IDIOMS 活用成語

Chinese practice 如坐針氈 like sitting on a mat of needles (ru2 zuo4 zhen1 zhan1) 在《晉書》中記載了這麼一個故事:杜錫是一個非常忠心耿耿且正直的人,他被指派去服侍愍懷太子,但愍懷太子沈迷於逸樂而不關心國事,杜錫便常勸諫太子。 愍懷太子不思改進,並且很快就對杜錫的嘮叨感到厭煩。他就命令下屬在杜錫常坐的那個墊子裡黏上針,針尖向上。下次杜錫坐在那個墊子上的時候,就被針刺得流血了。幾天之後,杜錫就無法自在地坐著了,但是杜錫為了面子,不想告訴太子。由這個故事便衍生出成語「如坐針氈」,意指因為身體上或心理上的不適,而處於焦慮的狀態。 在英語中,也有類似的片語:「To be...FULL STORY

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