Tue, Jan 24, 2017

Wide support for pension reform: poll

Almost three-quarters of the public thinks the nation’s pension system needs to be reformed, and almost as many like the idea of immediate reforms, a poll released yesterday by the Taiwan Style Foundation found. The foundation said that 70.3 percent of respondents thought reforms ...FULL STORY

USING IDIOMS 活用成語

Chinese Practice 雞鳴戒旦 (ji1 ming2 jie4 dan4) Cock crows, announcing dawn 成語「雞鳴戒旦」字面上的意思是「雞叫告知天亮了」,語出《詩經.齊風.雞鳴》。該詩描述了賢淑的妃子在雞鳴時一再警醒荒淫的齊哀公參加早朝,勸他不要把公務留到太陽都下山了,任由眾官員聚集在朝中空等君王指令。描述這故事的詩句如下: 蟲飛薨薨、甘與子同夢。 會且歸矣、無庶予子憎。 意即「蟲子嗡嗡地飛,我寧可繼續跟你同眠溫柔鄉,一起做著美夢。但是上朝的官員們就快就要解散回去了,別讓他們鄙視我們吧。」 此成語後來便意指,因害怕沒有足夠的時間完成所有該做的事,一大早便起床。 在英語中也有類似的成語,即the early bird catches the...FULL STORY

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