Mon, Jul 22, 2019

Election a choice between values: Tsai

Next year’s presidential election is a choice between value systems and ways of life, and the sustainability of democracy and freedom, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said on Saturday. After concluding a state visit to the nation’s four Caribbean allies on Friday, Tsai made a two-night ...FULL STORY

USING IDIOMS 活用成語

Chinese practice 瘋瘋顛顛 be mad/eccentric (feng1 feng1 dian1 dian1) 「mad as a hatter」(跟帽匠一樣瘋狂)這個說法,一般多認為是跟路易斯‧卡羅(一八三二~一八九八年)一八六五年的小說《愛麗絲夢遊仙境》中之角色──帽匠有關。我們知道卡羅並未自創此語,因為它在卡羅寫作此書時就已存在了。但其實此語之原始形式、起源,甚至實際意義等,幾乎都是有爭議的。 首先,卡羅並未使用「mad as a hatter」這樣的說法。他書中有一角色名為帽匠(Hatter),他在書中插圖的形象是戴著一頂誇張的超大禮帽。卡羅筆下的帽匠是個古怪外向的人,我們由書中角色柴郡貓(Cheshire...FULL STORY

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