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朽木不可雕
Simplified 朽木不可雕
Traditional 朽木不可鵰
Pin Yin
xiu3 mu4 bu4 ke3 diao1
English
  • have no capacity for improvement
Examples:
1. 吹牛与说谎本是同宗。朋友之间不分彼此。朽木不可雕
A boaster and a liar are cousins-german.5. Between friends all is common.5. Fools grow without watering.
2. 朽木不可雕也。坏材料做不出好东西。
Cannot make a silk purse out of a sow’ ear.
3. 朽木不可雕
Fools grow without watering.
4. 我相信他们哪怕去偷这笔谎称的赌资,也不会放过它,这些可怜的、经不住诱惑的家伙,真是朽木不可雕
I believe they will even steal ostensible GAMBLE-money, rather than miss, poor, tempted, and mistrained fellows.
5. 朽木不可雕,最贤良,最肯牺牲的妻子也不可能把一个奥斯华德变成一个阿诺德 贝内特。这个道理朱莉娅懂得太晚了。
Too late Julia realized that the best and the most-sacrificing of wives cannot make a silk purse out of a sow's ear, an Arnold Bennett out of an Oswald.
6. 宰予昼寝。子曰:「朽木不可雕也,粪土之墙不可朽也。于予与何诛」
Tsai Yu slept during the daytime. Confucius said, "Rotten wood cannot be carved; dirty earth cannot be used for cement: why Bother scolding him?
7. 朽木不可雕也。
You cannot make a horn of a pig's tail.
8. 你可以教训那个家伙,可是朽木不可雕也。
You may lecture the bloke, but you will not make a silk purse out of a sow's ear.