- This is the 11th article from 中文天天读.
- If you can understand this article, try to write it in English at the comment section.
Words / Phrases:
语言点 Language Points
be afraid of…or not
“A不A” (A is a verb or an adjective) is often used to enquire or seek opinions.
We should take a walk in the forest to see whether the animals are afraid of me.
something feared by others
“v.＋的” is a nominal structure.
It didn’t realize that it was itself that the animals were afraid of.
source:《中文天天读 – 奇妙的中文2A》
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Have you seen a tiger and a fox ? Which one of them
do you think is more feared?
One day, there was a very hungry tiger . Suddenly, it found a fox.
The tiger seized the fox and he thought of eating the fox. But the
fox thought of a way and said to the tiger: “You can not eat me,
because I am King of the forest, and the animals are all afraid of me.
The tiger would not believe what the fox said: The fox said again
” We walk in the forest together and see if all the animals are afraid of
So, the fox walked in front and the tiger walked behind. When all the
rabbits in the forest saw them coming, they all immediately ran away.
The stupid tiger then believed all that the fox said. But it did not
know that all the animals were afraid of themselves.
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But the animals where not afright of them selves 自己, but of the tiger walking behind the fox! 自己 revers to the tiger!
Did you ever see a tiger and a fox?
Do you who of them is the most afraid?
One day, a tiger was very hungry. Suddenly, he saw a fox.
The Tiger coughed the fox and wanted to eat it.
The fox thought of a plan: he said to the tiger:
“You cannot eat me, because I am the king of the forest, all animals are
affright of me”. De tiger did not believe the words of the fox. The fox
said again, “Let us walk together in the forest, so you can see wether or
not the animals are affright of me”
And so the went, the fox in front and the tiger behind him. All the rabbits
and the sheep in the forest fled immediately. The stupid Tiger believed
the words of the fox, he did not realizing that it was he the animals most feared.
What does it mean?
狐假虎威 is a Chinese idiom, which means bully others by flaunting one’s powerful connections.