John Sir’s Daily Lesson #55 (约翰老师的每日一课:第55课)

Lesson #55:

(25 October 2018)

“Give a dog a bad name and hang him.”

(English) Meaning:

  1. Give a person a bad reputation, slander him, and the bad reputation will remain.
  2. If enough bad things are said about a person, they will ruin his reputation even though they may not be true.
  3. However untrue a bad name may be, it may ruin a man’s reputation, and so hang him.
  4. Give a dog an ill name and hang him.

(繁)意思:【以謗言毁人】,或“讒言可畏”、“謗言可畏”。也可以引伸為‘不管壞名聲多麼不真實,都會敗壞一個人的名聲,把人‘絞死’‘。

(简)意思:

bàng yán huǐ

rén

或“谗言可畏”、“谤言可畏”。也可以引伸为‘不管坏名声多麽不真实,都会败坏一个人的名声,把人‘绞死’‘。

语音:英语(John Hung)/普通话(范麗丹

 

語音:英語/廣東話

 

Other Learning: 

  1. Decide that a man is bad only because people say bad things about him.
  2. Fling dirt enough and some will stick.
  3. Give a lie twenty-four hour’s start, and you can never overtake it.(‘一旦給人加個壞聲名,他就永遠洗刷不掉 / 一旦给人加个坏声名,他就永远洗刷不掉’)。

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(繁):大家明白了嗎?明天再續。謝謝!

(简):大家明白了吗?明天再续。谢谢!

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