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先河
Simplified 先河
Traditional 先河
Pin Yin
xian1 he2
English
  • priority
  • sth advocated first
  • refers to ancient tradition: Worship the river first, then the sea.
Examples:
1. 日前,一位英国的外科医生为一只患有先天眼疾的大猩猩进行了一次白内障摘除手术,开创了眼科治疗领域的先河
A British surgeon has carried out a pioneering operation to restore the sight of a gorilla who was born blind.
2. 并且开历史之先河,结束了美国的奴隶制度。
And beginning the process that led to the end of slavery in the United States.
3. 作为雕刻艺术形式,画像石上承先秦青铜艺术,下开两晋南北朝雕刻艺术的先河
As a sculptural form, stone relief form a connecting link between the preceding bronze ware of the Qin Dynasty and the following sculptures of the Jin Dynasty (265-420) and the Southern and Northern Dynasty.
4. 他开创了细胞质内注射的先河,即把一个单精子直接植入一卵细胞内。
His work opened the way to intracytoplasmic sperm injection(ICSI),in which a single sperm is injected directly into the egg cell.
5. 1982年可口可乐又开历史先河,推出“减肥可乐”。
In l982, Coca-Cola made history with the introduction of "DIET coke."
6. 它的不带布景的舞台表演风格为后来布景上的朴素化开了先河
Its bare-stage style of presentation anticipated the scenic austerity of later years.
7. 杰夫:当然知道,不过下后世界杯足球赛的举办国有些特别,是 由日本和韩国两个国家共同来承办,这种承办方式开创了世界杯足球赛有始以来的先河,可以说是史无前例。
Jeff: Of course. However, I have heard that Japan and South Ko-rea will host the next World Cup together. Is that unique? This way of hosting can be said as unprecedented in the history of the World Cup.
8. 在当时的中国曾产生了巨大影响,并为中国歌剧创作开了先河
Regarded as the forerunner of Chinese opera creation, Li had enormous contemporary influence.
9. 香港在世界各国的目光注视下,接受了一项开创历史先河的殊荣。
The eyes of the world are on us, as Hong Kong accepts the great honour, and the challenge, of charting new waters which will make history.
10. 通用汽车公司本月推出了一种防中暑芯片,开创了这类产品的先河
The first of these, an antiheatstroke chip, was unveiled by General Motors earlier this month.