有趣的寓言英语故事

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  很多人都知道一些简单又经典的中文寓言故事,但不一定知道英文版本的寓言小故事。下面是整理分享的英语寓言小故事,欢迎阅读,希望对你们有帮助!

  英语寓言故事:还是个好孩子

  John is not a “good” student. He always sleeps in the class. Today he sleeps again.

  “John!” Teacher says angrily.

  “What? What’s wrong?” John is awaken.

  “Why do you make a face? It’s classroom. Look! Everyone is laughing.” Teacher says.

  “No one is laughing.” Teacher says.

  “No, it’s not me. I was not making a face. I was sleeping.” John fells upset.

  “Um. Not bad. You can admit your fault. You are still a good boy.” Teacher is satisfied with it.

  约翰并不是个“好”学生。他总是在上课的时候睡觉。今天他又睡着了。

  “约翰!”老师生气地喊他。

  “什么?出什么事了?”约翰醒了。

  “你为什么要做鬼脸?这是教室!看看!同学们都在笑!”老师生气地说。

  “没有人在笑呀。”其他同学笑声地嘀咕。

  “不,不是我。我没有做鬼脸。刚才我睡着了。”约翰感到不安。

  “嗯,还不错。你承认自己的错误,还是给好孩子”老师为此感到满意。

  英语寓言故事:狗和影子

  It happened that a Dog had got a piece of meat and was carrying it home in his mouth to eat it in peace. Now, on his way home he had to cross a plank lying across a running brook. As he crossed, he looked down and saw his own shadow reflected in the water beneath. Thinking it was another dog with another piece of meat, he made up his mind to have that also. So he made a snap at the shadow in the water, but as he opened his mouth the piece of meat fell out, dropped into the water and was never seen more.

  一只狗嘴里衔着一块肉,走过一条河上面的桥,看见他自己在水里的影子,以为是另一只狗,那时狗衔着的肉,比他自己的还要大一倍。因此他仍掉自己的那一块,狠狠地扑向那只狗,想夺到那一块较大的肉。结果两头都落了空,因为他想要抓取在水中的那一块,只不过是一个影子,而原来的那一块,也被水冲走了。

  Beware lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow.

  谨记,切莫因追逐幻影而丢失已有的东西。

  英语寓言故事:刻舟求剑

  A man from the state of Chu was taking a boat across a river when he dropped his sword into the water carelessly. Immediately he made a mark on the side of the boat where the sword dropped, hoping to find it later. When the boat stopped moving, he went into the water to search for his sword at the place where he had marked the boat. As we know, the boat had moved but the sword had not. Isn't this a very foolish way to look for a sword?

  楚国有个人坐船渡江时,他不小心把自己的一把宝剑掉落江中。他马上掏出一把小刀,在宝剑落水的船舷上刻上一个记号。船靠岸后,那楚人立即从船上刻记号的地方跳下水去捞取掉落的宝剑。他怎么找得到宝剑呢?船继续行驶,而宝剑却不会再移动。像他这样去找剑,真是太愚蠢可笑了。

  英语寓言故事:冰

  Once a simpleton's wife told him to buy some ice.

  Two hours later, he didn't come back. She wanted to know why he didn't come back and went out to have a look. She saw he was standing in the sun at the gate and watching the ice melting.

  "What's the matter?" She asked him. "Why don't you bring it in?"

  "I saw the ice was wet and I was afraid that you would scold me so I'm running it dry." The simpleton answered.

  晒冰

  从前有一个笨人的妻子让她的丈夫买几块冰。

  两个小时后,他还没回来。

  她想知道他为什么没回来,就出去看了看,发现她的丈夫在门口站着,在太阳下晒冰,看着冰融化。

  她问他:"怎么啦?你为什么不把它拿进来?"

  "我看见冰是湿的,恐怕你会训斥我,因此,我正在把它晒干。"笨人回答道。