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画饼充饥

By : | Published: 2012-08-10

三国时候,魏国(220年-265年)有个人叫卢毓。他十岁就成了孤儿,但是他的为人和学问受到了人们的称赞。后来卢毓做了官,他为官正直,任职三年多,给皇帝提出了不少好建议,所以皇帝很信任他。

During the Three Kingdoms period, there was a man named Lu Yu living in the State of Wei(220-265 A.D.). Although he was orphaned at the age of ten, people spoke highly of his behavior and knowledge. Later when Lu secured an official position, he was upright and just. In his more than three years in office, he made many good suggestions and was greatly trusted by the emperor.

那时选拔官吏,一般是靠别人推荐,而推荐者往往只推荐有名的人物,这些名人多数不务实,互相吹捧,因此皇帝很不满意。再一次选拨活动中,皇帝就下令说: “这次选拔,要由卢毓来推荐。选拔的人不要只看名声。因为名声就像在地上画个饼一样,其实是不能吃,不能填饱肚子的啊!”于是卢毓采用了考核真才实学的办法进行选拨,果然为皇帝选拨了许多人才。

At that time, officials were selected through recommendations, often made by well-known individuals of the kingdom. These men were not pragmatic and loved to flatter each other. The emperor was very dissatisfied with their work. In the following wave of selections, he placed Lu Yu in charge of the process. He did not use reputation as the criteria with which to select officials, because reputation is like a cake painted on the ground which can not be eaten.” Therefore Lu Yu selected the officials by evaluating their genuine ability and discovered many men of great talent.

词语注释:

正直:( zhèngzhí) adj. honest

推荐:( tuījiàn) v. to commend

不务实:(bú wùshí) adj. empty talk

吹捧:( chuīpěngǐ) v. to boost

考核:( kǎohé) v. to value

意义:

“画饼充饥”本意指画个饼来解除饥饿。比喻用空想来安慰自己。

The original meaning of “画饼充饥”is to feed on a pie in the sky. It is a metaphor used to console oneself.

例句:

1、你就这样画饼充饥地过日子,到最后你会一无所有。

If you live to feed on illusion, you will end-up with nothing.

2、画饼充饥是解决不了问题的,还不如赶紧想办法。

Pie in the sky reasoning won’t solve anything. You’d better to think of a more practical way.

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