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雅思考试常用的谚语表达方式

作者: Jean 发表于: 2018-03-06 17:00
美联出国考试的为大家整理一份谚语的用法,希望考试的小伙伴可以灵活运用,能够让考官看不到不一样的你,增强好感分哦~

谚语在英语中叫proverb ,引用时经常会在其面前加上old,Chinese,English,Russian之类的形容词;动词一般用go,say,state,has it,put it等,在这些动词后面用逗号或者冒号皆可。谚语可加双引号(这时谚语的第一个字母要大写),也可以不加双引号(这时第一个字母一般不大写)。

引用谚语的表达方式常见的有如下十种:

1)A proverb goes /says..........

例:A Yiddish proverb goes ,”Better to lose with a wise man than win with a fool.”有一句依地谚语说的好,“宁输智者,不输傻子。”

2)As a/the proverb goes /says..........

例:As the old Chinese proverb says ,”If you do not enter a tiger’s den ,you cannot get her cubs.”正如中国的一句谚语所说,不入虎穴焉得虎子

3)As a/ the proverb has it /puts it,..........

例:As a Navajo proverb puts it ,”What comes around goes around.”正如纳瓦霍族的一句谚语所说,“一报还一报。”

4)A proverb has it that...........

例:An old proverb has it that “if the thorn doesn’t scratch when it first emerge, it will never scratch ”有一句古老的谚语说,“如果荆棘刚长出来时不扎手,那么它就永远不扎手。”

5)There’s an  African proverb :”Educate a boy ,and educate an individual. Educate a girl , and you educate a community.”有一句非洲的谚语说:“教育好一个男孩,紧教育好一个人。教育好一个女孩,则教育好一群人。”

6)There is a/the proverb that goes /states.............

例:There is an old Jewish proverb that states :”A Shekel is always better in my pocket than in yours”有一句古老的犹太谚语说:“金币在我口袋里总比在你口袋里强”

7)......a/the proverb goes,......

例:“A river is deep,”an old African proverb goes ,”because of its source.”有一句古老的非洲谚语说,河有源泉水才深。

8)....,goes a/the proverb ,........

例:To kill a snake ,goes an old African proverb,you must fist crush the head.有一句古老的非洲谚语说,打蛇先打头

9)....have a proverb that goes,.....

例:The Arabs have a proverb that goes, “When the sultan ‘s dog died, everyone marched in his funeral .But when the sultan himself died, no one marched at all.”阿拉伯人有一句谚语是这样说的,“当苏丹的狗死了,人人都为之送葬。而当苏丹死了,却无人为之送葬。”

10)There exists an old Soviet proverb. It goes,”Zeal without knowledge is a runaway horse.”有一个古老的俄罗斯谚语说。“无知的狂热是脱缰的野马。”

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