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双语民间故事画饼充饥

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  Once in the Three Kingdoms Period (220-280), the duke of the Wei, Cao Rui, planed to select a very capable man to work for him. He said to his ministers: 'When choosing a talented person, always beware of one with a false reputation. A false reputation is just like a picture of a cake; it can' t ease hunger.'

画饼充饥

  Later, this idiom came to be used to mean comforting oneself with unrealistic thoughts, without solving practical problems.

  三国时代魏国的皇帝曹睿,准备选拔一个有才能的人到朝廷来做关。曹睿兑他的大臣说:“选择人才,不能光找有虚名的人。虚名好像是画的一块饼,只能看,不能解决肚子饥饿的问题啊!”   后来人们就用“画饼充饥”这个成语比喻用空想安慰自己,不能解决实际问题。

In the Three Kingdoms Period (220-280), the king of the Wei, Cao Rui, wanted to select a very capable man to work for him. He said to his ministers: 'When choosing a talented person, always beware of(小心,谨防) one with a false reputation. A false reputation is just like a picture of a cake; it can' t relieve(解除,减轻) hunger.'

Later, this idiom came to be used to mean comforting oneself with unrealistic(不切实际的) thoughts, without solving practical problems.

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