草菅人命

拼音:

cǎo jiān rén mìng

解释:

草菅:野草。把人命看作野草。比喻反动统治者随意谑杀人民。

出处:

《汉书·贾谊传》:“其视杀人,若艾草菅然。”

典故:

秦朝第二任皇帝胡亥在幼年时师从赵高。赵高心理奸诈刁刻,手段狠毒残忍。因而胡亥所学的都是些有关斩杀、割鼻、断筋、甚至夷灭三族的酷刑及其手段,这致使他养成了一副残酷暴虐的铁石心肠。所以,胡亥一当上皇帝,就乱杀人,看待杀人,就好像看待割茅草一样,不当一回事。没过多久,胡亥的暴政终于导致了秦朝的灭亡。

翻译:

1. 直译为look upon human lives as if they were grass

 

他草菅人命的行为引起了众怒。
He looked upon human lives as if they were grass, which provoking rage among the public.

2. show no respect for human life/ disregard human life/ with disregard for

 disregard作动词,表示“不顾,不理会,轻视”;作名词,表示“漠视,忽视”

他不承认自己草菅人命的过去。
He refused to admit the past days when he showed no respect for human life.

从他草菅人命的表现看,他的治国方略注定会失败。
With his disregard for human life, his governance was doomed to failure.

层出不穷

拼音:

céng chū bù qióng

解释:

层:重复;穷:尽。接连不断地出现,没有穷尽。

出处:

唐·韩愈《贞曜先生墓志铭》:“神施鬼设,间见层出。”

翻译:

“层”:layer

“出”:emerge,appear,come out

“不穷”:endless,unending,without end,one wave after another

组合在一起:

1. emerge in an endless stream

随着世界的不断发展,新生事物总是层出不穷。
With the advance of the world, new things emerge in an endless stream.

2. appear layer upon layer without ende

黑暗的现实为社会带来层出不穷的革命家。
Revolutionists appeard layer upon layer due to the dark reality.

3. come out in an unending flow

科技的果实正层出不穷。
The fruits of technology and science is coming out in an unending flow.

4. emerge in one wave after another

随着实验的继续,麻烦似乎层出不穷。
Problems emerge in one wave after another with the progress of the experiment.

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