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掩耳盗铃
Simplified 掩耳盗铃
Traditional 掩耳盜鈴
Pin Yin
yan3 er3 dao4 ling2
English
  • to plug one's ears while stealing a bell (成语 saw); to deceive oneself
  • to bury one's head in the sand
Examples:
1. 掩耳盗铃的想法
Ostrich belief
2. [谚]掩耳盗铃;猫偷吃奶油的时候,总是闭着眼睛。
The cat shuts its eyes when stealing cream.
3. 掩耳盗铃
The cat shuts its eyes when stealing.
4. 它能使“叉叉”能以迅雷不及掩耳盗铃之式靠近目标。
This allows the zealot to close quickly with his enemies.
5. 掩耳盗钟"后来变成"掩耳盗铃",用来讽刺自作聪明,自己欺骗自己。
This idiom comes from the above story. It is used to satirize those who they are smart but only deceive themselves. "
6. 以最近的事情为例,当德国政府为纳粹时期的外国劳工作出赔偿并承担其他责任的时候,日本当局却在历史问题上文过饰非,掩耳盗铃
This is further illustrated by a recent example. While the German government has decided to compensate survivors of the Nazi slave-labour system and assume other responsibilities, Japan has chosen to whitewash its infamous past.
7. 这简直是掩耳盗铃
This is just like a thief covering his ears when stealing a bell.