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英语谚语大全

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英语谚语大全

  英语谚语指流传于英国和美国的比较简练而且言简意赅的话语。
 
  英语谚语有一部分来自书面文献,主要出自希腊罗马神话、寓言故事、莎士比亚戏剧以及一些名家作品中。这些源自文化典籍的“雅谚”,有些是在民间口语说法的基础上提炼打磨而成,而有些则属独创,有着鲜明的文化色彩、语体特色和教育警策作用。

  A开头
 
  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 padlock invites a picklock.开门揖盗。
 
  A bad penny always turns up. 烂钱总是会再回笼。
 
  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 fall in a pit,a gain in your wit.吃一堑,长一智。
 
  A friend in need is a friend indeed.患难见真情。
 
  Actions speak louder than words.事实胜于雄辩。
 
  All time is no time when it is past.光阴一去不复返。
 
  All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.只工作,不玩耍,聪明孩子也变傻。
 
  B开头
 
  Bacchus has drowned more men than Nepture.酒神淹死的人比海神多。
 
  Bad news has wings. 坏事传千里。
 
  Bad workmen often blame their tools. 拙匠常怪工具差。
 
  Bare words, no bargain. 空言不能成交易。
 
  Barking dogs seldom bite. 善吠的狗很少咬人。
 
  Beauty is but a blossom. 美丽只是盛开的花朵。
 
  Beauty is but skin-deep. 红颜易变。
 
  Beauty is in the eye of the gazer.情人眼里出西施。
 
  Beauty is potent; but money is omnipotent. 美丽是有力量的,但金钱更有权威。
 
  Beauty is truth, truth beauty. 美就是真,真就是美。
 
  Beauty lies in lover's eyes. 情人眼里出西施。
 
  Beauty may have fair leaves, but bitter fruit. 美丽的花或许长好叶,结苦果。
 
  Be considerate towards the poor. 要为穷人着想。
 
  Bees that have honey in their mouths have stings in their tails.口蜜腹剑。
 
  Bed is a medicine. 睡好觉,如服药。
 
  Better a bachelor's life than a slovenly wife. 过光棍生活,胜过有一个邋遢老婆。
 
  Better ask twice than lose your way once. 宁愿问路两次胜过迷路一次。
 
  Better a glorious death than a shameful life. 忍辱贪生不如死得光荣。
 
  Better an egg today than a hen tomorrow. 前程虽远大,现实尤可贵。
 
  Better an empty purse than an empty head. 宁可钱袋瘪,不要脑袋空。
 
  Before gold, even kings take off their hats. 有钱能使鬼推磨。
 
  Beg from beggers and you''ll never be rich. 向乞丐乞讨,永远发不了财。
 
  Beggars cannot be choosers. 饥不择食。
 
  Beggars must be no choosers. 饥不择食。
 
  Behind bad luck comes good luck. 塞翁失马,焉知非福。
 
  Be honest rather clever. 诚实比聪明更要紧。
 
  Being on sea, sail; being on land, settle. 随遇而安。
 
  Be just to all, but trust not all. 要公正对待所有的人,但不要轻信所有的人。
 
  Believe no tales from the enemy. 切莫轻信敌人。
 
  Believe not all that you see nor half what you hear. 眼见的不能全信,耳闻的也不能半信。
 
  Believe somebody on his bare word. 人言无据,切勿轻信。
 
  Benefits please like flowers, while they are fresh. 恩泽让人欣喜,犹如鲜花使人心醉。
 
  Be prepared to put one''s hand in one''s pocket. 准备慷慨解囊。
 
  Be slow in choosing a friend; slower in changing. 选择朋友要审慎,摒弃更要审又慎。
 
  Be slow to promise and quick to perform. 不轻诺,诺必果。
 
  Be swift to hear, slow to speak. 多听少说。
 
  Better ask twice than lose you way once. 宁愿问路两次胜过迷路一次。
 
  Better an egg today than a hen tomorrow. 前程虽远大,现实尤可贵。
 
  Better an open enemy than a false friend. 明枪易躲,暗箭难防。
 
  Better are small fish than an empty dish. 有胜于无。
 
  Better be alone than in bad company. 交损友不如无友。
 
  Better be out of the world than out of fashion. 不合潮流不如脱离尘世。
 
  Better be poor than wicked. 宁可做穷人,不要做坏人。
 
  Better be the head of a dog than the tail of a lion. 宁为犬首,不作狮尾。
 
  Better be the head of an ass than the tail of a horse. 宁为驴头,不为马尾。
 
  Better deny at once than promise long. 轻诺必寡信。
 
  Better die with honour than live with shame. 与其忍辱偷生,不如光荣而死。
 
  Better early than late. 宁早勿迟。
 
  Better eye sore than all blind. 眼痛总比瞎眼好。
 
  Better good neighbours near than relations far away. 远亲不如近邻。
 
  Better go to bed supperless than rise in debt. 宁可饿肚子,切莫去借债。
 
  Better half an egg than empty shell. 半只蛋也比空壳好。
 
  Better is the neighbour''s hen than mine. 人莫知其苗之硕。
 
  Better late than never. 迟做总比不做好。
 
  Better lose a jest than a friend. 宁可不说一句俏皮话,以免得罪朋友们。
 
  Better lose the saddle than the horse. 吃小亏占大便宜。
 
  Better master one than engage with ten. 精通一事胜于会十事。
 
  Better one-eyed than stone-blind. 独眼总比全瞎好。
 
  Better poor with honour than rich with shame. 穷得光荣,胜过富得可耻。
 
  Better pills may have wholesome effects. 良药苦口。
 
  Better say nothing than nothing to the purpose. 与其说话不中肯,不如一言不发好。
 
  Better some of a pudding than none of a pie. 聊胜于无。
 
  Better the foot slip than the tongue trip. 宁可滑跤,不可失言。
 
  Better to do well than to say well. 说得好不如做得好。
 
  Better wear out shoes than sheets. 宁可(经常运动)穿破鞋子,也不(因病长卧)磨破床单。
 
  Better wear out than rust out. 与其闲散不如忙碌。
 
  Better wit than wealth. 智力胜于财富。
 
  Between friends all is common. 朋友之间不分彼此。
 
  Between the cup and the lip a morsel may slip. 功亏一篑。
 
  Between two stools one falls to the ground. 脚踏两头要落空。
 
  Beware beginnings. 慎始为上。
 
  Beware of a man of one book. 不要与一个有专业知识的人争论。
 
  Beware of a silent dog and still water. 警惕无声之狗会咬人,平静之水会覆舟。
 
  Beware of him who regards not his reputation. 要谨防不重自己名誉的人。
 
  Big mouthfuls ofter choke. 贪多嚼不烂。
 
  Bind the sack before it be full. 做事应适可而止。
 
  Birds of a feather flock together. 物以类聚,人以群分。
 
  Birth is much, but breeding is more. 出身固然重要,教养更且重要。
 
  Bite off more than one can chew. 贪多咽不下。
 
  Bite the hand that feeds one. 恩将仇报。
 
  Bitter pills may have wholesome effects. 良药苦口利于病。
 
  Blind men can judge no colours. 不宜问道于盲。
 
  Blood is thicker than water. 血浓于水。
 
  Blood will have blood. 血债要用血来还。
 
  Books, like friends, should be few and well chosen. 书籍如朋友,应该少而精。
 
  Borrowed garments never fit well. 借来的衣服不合身。
 
  Brave actions never want a trumpet. 勇敢的行为不须要吹号。
 
  Bread is the staff of life. 民以食为天。
 
  Brevity is the soul of wit. 言以简洁为贵。
 
  Bring up a raven and he''ll pick out your eyes. 养虎贻患。
 
  Burn not your house to rid it of the mouse. 投鼠忌器。
 
  Burnt child dreads the fire. 一朝被蛇咬,十年怕井绳。
 
  Business before pleasure. 事业在先,享乐在后。
 
  Business is business. 公事公办。
 
  Business is the salt of life. 事业事人生之盐。
 
  Business makes a man as well as tries him. 事业既考验人,也造就人。
 
  Business may be troublesome, but idleness is pernicious. 事业虽扰烦,懒惰更害人。
 
  Business neglected is business lost. 玩忽事业等于丢失事业。
 
  Business sweetens pleasure, and labour sweetens rest. 工作后消遣更愉快,劳动后休息更舒畅。
 
  Butter to butter is no relish. 千篇一律的东西令人生厌。
 
  By doing nothing we learn to do ill. 懒散学为非。
 
  By doing we learn. 经一事,长一智。
 
  By falling we learn to go safely. 吃一堑,长一智。
 
  By other's faults, wise men correct their own. 他山之石,可以攻玉。
 
  By the hands of many a great work made light. 众擎易举。
 
  By the side of sickness health becomes sweet. 和疾病相比较,才显得健康的可贵。
 
  By the street of "Bye and bye" one arrives at the house of "Never". 迁延因循,一事无成。
 
  By writing you learn to write. 从写作中学习写作。
 
  C开头
 
  Call a spade a spade. 据实而言。
 
  Call me not olive till thou see me gathered.盖棺论定。
 
  Call no man happy until he dies. 盖棺才能定论。
 
  Custom rules the law. 习俗影响法律。
 
  Custom without reason is but ancient error. 习俗没有道理,古代谬误而已。
 
  Cut short the nonsense and return to one's muttons. 闲话少说,言归正传。
 
  Cut the coat according to the cloth. 量布裁衣。
 
  D开头
 
  Danger is next neighbour to security. 危险是安全的近邻。
 
  Deliberate in counsel, prompt in action. 考虑要仔细,行动要迅速。
 
  Deliberating is not delaying. 慎思不是拖延。
 
  Deliver not your words by number but by weight. 言不在多,而在有物。
 
  Depend on others and you always repent. 依靠别人总要后悔。
 
  Despair gives courage to a coward. 人急造反,狗急跳墙。
 
  Destruction pursues the great. 树大招风。
 
  Devil must be driven out with devils. 以毒攻毒。
 
  Diligence is the mother of good luck.刻苦是成功之母。
 
  Diligence is the mother of success.勤奋是成功之母。
 
  Do as you would be done by. 推己及人。
 
  Do business, but be not a slave to it. 要做事,但不要做事务的奴隶。
 
  Dog does not eat dog. 物不伤其类。
 
  Dogs that bark at a distance bite not at hand. 远处叫得凶的狗,不会近身来咬人。
 
  Dogs that run after many hares kill none. 多谋寡成。
 
  Dogs wag their tails not so much in love to you as your bread. 狗摇尾巴,爱的是面包。
 
  Doing is better than saying. 行胜于言。
 
  Don't fly till you wings are feathered. 羽毛未丰不要飞。
 
  Don't cryout before you are hurt. 还没受苦,就别叫苦。
 
  Don't put off till tomorrow what should be done today.今日事,今日毕。
 
  Dream are lies. 梦不足信。
 
  Dreams go by contraries. 梦想总与现实相反。
 
  Drive your business, do not let it drive you. 要推动事业,不要让事业来推动你。
 
  Drowning man will catch at a straw. 溺水的人一根草也要抓。
 
  Drunken days have all their tomorrows. 今日花天酒地,明日潦倒穷途。
 
  Drunkenness reveals what soberness conceals. 酒后露真言。
 
  Dumb dogs are dangerous. 哑犬最凶恶。
 
  Dying is as natural as living. 死亡与生存一样自然。
 
  E开头
 
  Each bird likes to hear himself sing. 每一只鸟都爱听自己歌唱。
 
  Eagles fly alone,but sheep flock together. 鹰爱独飞羊爱群。
 
  Early wed,early dead. 早婚者早夭。
 
  Easier said than done. 说易行难。
 
  Every man is the architect of his own fortune.每个人都是自己命运的建筑师。
 
  Every man is the master of his own fortune.每个人都是自己命运的主宰。
 
  Every time the sheep bleats it loses a mouthful. 羊每叫一次,就少吃一口。
 
  Everything hath an end. 万物有始必有终。
 
  Everything must have a beginning. 凡事皆有始。
 
  Evil comes to us by ells and goes away by inches. 罪恶于人,尺进寸退。
 
  Evil communications corrupt good manners. 不良的交往败坏良好的举止。
 
  Example is better than precept. 范例胜于教训。
 
  F开头
 
  Facts are stubborn things. 事实是不容改变的东西。
 
  Failure is the mother of success. 失败是成功之母。
 
  Faint heart never wins fair lady.胆小鬼永远赢不了淑女的芳心。
 
  Fair and softly go far in a day. 谦和稳重,前程远大。
 
  Fair faces need no paint. 貌美毋须修饰。
 
  Faith will move mountains. 精诚所至,金石为开。
 
  Fall sick and you will see who is your friend and who is not. 困难见友情。
 
  False friends are worse than open enemies. 明枪易躲,暗箭难防。
 
  False tongue will hardly speak truth. 虚伪者不肯说真话。
 
  False with one can be false with two. 对一个人虚伪,也会对两个人虚伪。
 
  Fame is a magnifying glass. 名誉是放大镜。
 
  Familiar paths and old friends are the best. 熟路好遵循,老友最可珍。
 
  Far from eye, far from heart. 离远而情疏。
 
  Fast bind, fast find. 保存得好,东西好找。
 
  Fasting comes after feasting. 今日有酒今日醉,明日无钱不揭锅。
 
  Fat hens lay few eggs. 肥鸡不下蛋。
 
  Failure is the mother of success.失败是成功之母。
 
  Faults are thick where love is thin. 一朝情意淡,样样不顺眼。
 
  Fear is often greater than the danger. 杞人忧天。
 
  Fear not the future; weep not for the past. 不要为未来担忧,不要为过去悲泣。
 
  Feed a cold and starve a fever. 伤风时宜吃,发热时宜饿。
 
  Feed a pig and you'll have a hog. 种瓜得瓜,种豆得豆。
 
  Feed by measure and defy physician. 饮食有节制,医生无用处。
 
  Few words are best. 少说为妙。
 
  Few words, many deeds. 少说话,多做事。
 
  Fine clothes make the man. 人要衣装。
 
  Fine feathers do not make fine birds. 人不可貌相。
 
  Fine feathers make fine birds. 人要衣装,佛要金装。
 
  Fine words butter no parsnips. 画饼充饥。
 
  Fine words dress ill deeds. 漂亮的言词可以掩饰恶劣的行为。
 
  Finished labours are pleasant. 大功告成,好不高兴。
 
  Fire and water are good servants, but bad masters. 水火是忠仆,造灾成元凶。
 
  Fire proves gold, adversity proves men. 烈火显真金,逆境识英雄。
 
  Fire that's closest kept burns most of all. 关得最紧的火,燃烧得最炽烈。
 
  First catch your hare, then cook him. 不要谋之过早。
 
  First come, first served. 先来先卖。
 
  First impressions are most lasting. 最初的印象最为持久。
 
  First think, and then speak. 先想后说。
 
  First try, and then trust. 试了才能相信。
 
  Fish begins to stink at the head. 上梁不正下梁歪。
 
  Flattery brings friends, but the truth begets enmity. 奉承惹人喜,直言招人仇。
 
  Fools grow without watering. 笨蛋自然成,无需浇水勤。
 
  Fool's haste is no speed. 欲速则不达。
 
  Fools have fortune. 戆人有戆福。
 
  Fools make feasts and wise men eat them. 愚者设筵,智者赴宴。
 
  Fools never know when they are well off. 傻瓜永远不知道他们何时能享福。
 
  Fools rush in where angels fear to tread. 智者裹足不前,愚者铤而走险。
 
  Fools will be fools. 笨蛋总是笨蛋。
 
  Fools will be meddling. 愚者总好无事生非。
 
  For a lost thing care nothing. 一事之失,不必介意。
 
  Forbidden fruit is sweet. 禁果分外甜。
 
  Force can never destroy right. 暴力绝不能摧毁正义。
 
  Forget not that you are a man. 不要忘记你是一个人。
 
  Forget others' faults by remembering your own. 想想自己的错,就会忘却别人的过。
 
  Forgive and forget. 不念旧恶。
 
  Forgive others but not yourself. 待人宽,对己严。
 
  Fortune favours fools. 傻子有傻福。
 
  Fortune favours the bold. 勇者天佑。
 
  Fortune is fickle. 天有不测风云,人有旦夕祸福。
 
  Fortune is good to him who knows to make good use of her. 知道利用幸福的人才有幸福。
 
  Fortune knocks once at least at every man's door. 人人都有鸿运高照之日。
 
  Fortune to one is mother, to another is stepmother. 命运对一种人如亲娘,对另一种人却是晚娘。
 
  Four eyes see more than two. 人多识广。
 
  Friendless is the dead. 没有朋友者,等于是死人。
 
  Friends are like fiddle-strings, they must not be screwed too tight. 朋友像琴弦,不能太拧紧。
 
  Friends are lost by calling often and calling seldom. 交往过密过疏,都会失去朋友。
 
  Friends are thieves of time. 交朋友,费时间
 
  Friendship cannot stand always on one side. 来而不往非礼也。
 
  Friendship is love with understanding. 友谊是爱加上谅解。
 
  Friendship multiplies joys and divides griefs. 友谊可以增添欢乐,可以分担忧愁。
 
  Friendship ---- one soul in two bodies. 友谊是两人一条心。
 
  Friendship should not be all on one side. 友谊不该只是单方面的事。
 
  Friendship the older it grows the stronger it is. 友谊地久天长。
 
  Friends may meet, but mountains never greet. 朋友可相逢,高山永分离。
 
  Friends must part. 天下无不散之筵席。
 
  From a little spark may burst a mighty flame. 星星之火可以燎原。
 
  From hearing comes wisdom; from speaking, repentance. 多听增智慧,多言生后悔。
 
  From saving comes having. 富有来自节约。
 
  From short pleasure long repentance. 痛快一时,悔恨终身。
 
  From the father comes honour; from the mother, comfort. 荣誉由父次,安慰由母与。
 
  Frugality is an estate alone. 仅仅节约就是一笔财产。
 
  Fruit ripens not well in the shade. 阴凉处的果子不会成熟。
 
  Full belies make empty skulls. 大腹便便,头脑空虚。



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