- Last week we have learned a new Chinese idiom : 半途而废。
- We are going to learn another popular idiom today ” 井底之蛙 “
- 井底之蛙 means a frog in a well — a person with a very limited outlook and experience.
There once was a frog who lived in a well.
One day, the frog met a turtle from the sea.
The frog said proudly to the turtle, “I have lived here happily and comfortably for my whole life as the sole resident of this well. No one’s life can compare with mine!”
Upon hearing these words, the turtle wanted to enter the well to have a look. He stumbled on his way in, which made him reconsider.
Then the turtle stepped back and asked the frog: “Have you ever seen the sea?”
The frog shook its head and said, “I have never been outside of this well.”
“The sea is boundless, beautiful and spectacular. I also have many friends there. I am truly happy with my life in the sea.” the turtle said proudly.
After hearing this, the frog felt embarrassed and somewhat ashamed of his arrogance.
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