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1.玩火自焚He who plays with fire will get burnt.

2.不到长城非好汉He who doest not reach the Great Wall is not a true man.

3.凡人多舛误,惟神能见宥It is often said that to error is human and to forgive divine.

4.冷战the cold war

5.热线hot line

6.辣妹hot girls in cool suit, spicy girl

7.热销书/畅销书hot-selling books

8.黑市black market

9.支柱产业pillar industry

10.血浓于水Blood is thicker than water.

11.连锁反应chain reaction

12.绿色食品green food

13.酸雨acid rain

14.穿梭外交shuttle diplomacy

15.君子协定 a ge ntleman’s agreement

16.让过去的事过去吧!Let bygones be bygones!

17.来得容易,去得快。Soon got, soon gone.

18.雄辩是银,沉默是金。Speech is silver, silence is gold.

19.易如反掌Strike while the iron is hot .

20.以卵击石Good to begin well, better to end well.

21.班门弄斧teach a fish how to swim.

22.三个臭皮匠赛过诸葛亮Two heads are better than one.

23.说曹操,曹操就到。Talk of the devil and he will appear.

24.打破沉默To break the ice

25.木已成舟,事已决定the die was cast

26.很不自在 a fish out of water

27.缘木求鱼seek a hare in a hen’s nest

28.当局者迷,旁观者清Lookers-on see more than players.

29.百人百味Tastes differ

30.一个和尚挑水吃,两个和尚抬水吃,三个和尚没水吃。One boy is a boy, two boys half a boy, three boys no boy.

31.人生有苦有甜。Every life has its roses and thorns

32.美者不慧,慧者不美Beauty times brains equals a constant

33.害人的礼品Greek gift

34.收回前言eat one's words

35.完全陌生的人black stranger

36.忠实可靠的人white man


38.那个我可是一窍不通。That’s all Greek to me

39.他出身名门He is a man of family

40.天网恢恢,疏而不漏Justice has long arms

41.令人扫兴的人 a wet blanket

42.上梁不正下梁歪If the upper beam is not straight, the lower ones will go aslant.

43.学海无涯The sea of learning has no bounds.

44.不入虎穴,焉得虎子How can you catch tiger cubs without entering the tiger’s lair

45.无商不奸All merchants are shrewd

46.无风不起浪No smoke without fire


The product is characterized by unique design, high quality and great capacity.


After the earthquake, premier Wen’s prompt arrival made the anti-quake and relief work go on smoothly.


In China’s former agricultural society, the Spring Festival was the most important holiday.


Customers from various parts of the world are warmly welcomed to establish and develop business contacts.


It is advisable for tourists to take two days to tour the West Lake and the scenic spots around it.


Tea is often classified into green tea, black tea and flower tea, each with its own taste.

中国历史上产生了许多杰出的哲学家、思想家、政治家、军事家、科学家和文学艺术家。In its history, China has produced many outstanding philosophers, thinkers, statesmen, strategists, scientists, writers and artists.


It is only a stone’s throw from his house to the park.


It is necessary to promote the virtue of filial piety in Chinese society.


Never put off your homework till tomorrow!


There is a wealth of gold, silver and copper in the underground.


Thanks to the introduction/implementation/ execution of our reform and opening -up policy, our comprehensive national strength has greatly improved.


Such robots are so sophisticated that they are even conscious of temperature changes in the surroundings.


Nobody should be allowed to cause tension against the interests of the peoples of the world.


The products are chiefly characterized by their fine workmanship and durability.


A peaceful environment is indispensable for national, regional and even global development.


On New Year’s Eve,those living away from home will return for the annual reunion dinner, when happiness pervades the home.When the house is filled with happy atmosphere.


Economically,Asia is still the most dynamic region in the world.


He is one of the few workers alive today who took part in the strike.


Hangzhou, known to the nation for its West Lake, has changed greatly


The social system there has undergone great changes.


The doctor did everything necessary to save the patient.


a powerful industrial socialist country


Situated in the northern part of Zhejiang Province, Hangzhou is an ancient Chinese scenic city.


Despite the tremendous growth in modern China, the country is still the largest developing country in the world,with a large population, a weak economic foundation and rather uneven development.


It is more pleasurable than being an emperor,to enjoy oneself in leisure,with a cup of fresh tea and a good book.


Chinese people have a strong family ideal, with the belief that running a good family is the foundation for running the country.

随着国际社会对中国的关注日益提升,越来越多的外国人开始对中国和中国文化感兴趣。With the increase of attention paid to China by the international community,more and more foreigners begin to take interest in China and Chinese culture.


In addition to many scenery spots and historical sites, Hangzhou has a lot of moving legends and stories to recommend itself.


Chinese people have strong family concept, which they extend to their social contacts [社会交往] as well.


Whenever guests visit, it is necessary to make and serve tea to them.


Chinese people still cherish filial piety till today. Those who fail to demonstrate it will be despised. 世界各国人民应携手合作,继续推进人类和平与发展的崇高事业。

People across the world should join hands in advancing the lofty cause of peace and development of mankind.

谦虚是中国人的美德,不论一个人的地位有多高,他都不能用粗鲁、傲慢的态度去对待别人。Modesty is a virtue of Chinese people. No matter how high his position is, one should not treat others rudely and arrogantly.


In your study of the Chinese language, you will learn not only the tones, but also China’s long history and rich traditions.


In the masks of the Beijing opera, the black stands for uprightness, while the white signals treachery or deception.


Before handing in your translation, you have to read it over and over again and see if there is anything in it to be corrected.


Everyone knows that the life on the Korean battlefield was rather hard.


The ancient Chinese felt the moon was lovely and yet mysterious. Su Dongpo,a great poet of the Song Dynasty, wrote the following lines: “How long will the full moon appear? Wine cup in hand, I ask the blue sky.”


But for agriculture,man could not exist, nor could social production proceed.


Fanning themselves with white paper fans / Rocking white paper fans , three men advanced slowly.


By using our own hands, we have attained the objective of “ample food and clothing” and self-reliance.


Gulangyu Island,(which is) a small island in southwestern Xiamen ,enjoys a reputation both at home and abroad as “the Garden on the Sea”.


International disputes should be settled/resolved on this basis, without resorting to the use of threat of force.


When the bell rings for the New Year,loud firecrackers are set off all over China.

八月十五晚上庆祝中秋节,这天晚上,全家人团聚在一起,点灯笼,吃月饼,赏圆月。The Mid-Autumn Festival is celebrated on the evening of the 15th day of the 8th lunar month, when families gather together to light lanterns, eat moon cakes and appreciate the round moon/the full moon.


Considering it realistically, we had to face the fact that our prospects were less than good.


It is believed that the moon is exceptionally round and bright on the evening of the Mid-autumn Festival (on the August 15th in the Chinese lunar calendar).


The result of the invention of steam engine was that human power was replaced by mechanical power.


Yuanxiao is the special food for the Lantern Festival, having a similar pronunciation with "tuanyuan" in Chinese, and meaning reunion, harmony and happiness for the family.


Mount Tai with its main peak rising to 1,545 meters above the sea level, has received high esteem/respect from the Chinese people since ancient times.


Ancient people flying a kite meant to convey love and affection to the dead.


Qingming Festival, a “spring” festival, is also an occasion for the whole family to go spring-outing, and to sweep the graves of their forebears.


Over hundreds of years, Mount Tai has attracted both domestic and foreign visitors with its spectacular scenery.


With pavilions, halls, towers, ponds and rockeries, the garden has more than 40 scenic spots.At least 10,000 people visit it (the garden) every day.


The annual Water Splashing Festival, with a history of over one thousand years, is the festival of the Dai minority nationality,During the festival, people splash water on each other to pray for good luck, happiness and health.


Health organization once advised that household chores may help one keep active. It has been debunked【揭穿】by the new research, which shows that the people who do the most housework are also the most overweight.