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【每週成語】
蛟龍得水

楊愛民

成語:蛟龍得水(JIAO LONG DE SHUI): Literally: water for flood dragon (a mythical creature capable invoking storms and floods; If a flood-dragon gets water in the seas or rivers is equal to a great person who gets opportunities to fulfill his/her ambition; to be happy like a dragon in water—in the most congenial surroundings; getting a good opportunity to display one’s talent; the recumbent dragon get to the water—a bold man gets an opportunity to show his prowess.
出處:北史,楊大眼傳。
釋義:形容一個人抱有雄心大志,一旦有了發展的機會,如蛟龍入海,大展宏圖,往往快樂的得意忘形。
故事:南北朝時,北朝後魏(鮮卑族)武帝常侵略南朝(梁朝)。現在,他又發動向南朝侵略。尚書李沖選考出征官員去抵抗侵略者。一個叫楊大眼的小官毛遂自薦,可是,李沖拒絕了。楊大眼說,“尚書,你不知道我的本事,所以你不了解我,並拒絕我的請求。現在讓我秀一點我的功夫,然後你就會信任我了。”於是,他表演了一個飛奔的本領,即使一匹飛馳的馬也比不過他。李沖嘆為觀止,立即升楊大眼為遠征軍司令。
楊大眼被這突然的升級弄的得意忘形。向他平時的同事說,“今天的我快樂的正如蛟龍得水。從現在起,我便不會和各位站在同一個行列裡了。”沒多久,楊大眼又升為統軍。屢次戰役都立大功。他驍勇善戰,不但梁朝的軍人怕他,就是北方的小孩一聽到楊大眼的名字就不敢哭了。
用法:當我收到國防醫學院錄取通知時,我快樂的如“蛟龍得水”。
故事英譯: In the period of North-South Dynasty, Emperor Wu of Posterior Kingdom Wei of North Dynasty was an aggressor (Xian Bei tribe ) who often invaded the South Nation (Kingdom Liang) . Now, he would go to invade the South Kingdom. In the court, the Commander-in-chief Li chong, selected the expedition commander to fight against the enemy, and a low ranking officer, named Yang Da Yan (big eyes) went to recommend himself to be the leader of the post, but refused by Li Chong. Yang Da Yan said, “General, because you don’t know my real prowess, so you don’t understand me and refused my request. Now, let me to show you some of my little Kung Fu, then you will believe me.” Then, he performed a wonderful dash at full speed, even a flying horse with full speed couldn’t match with him. Li Chong saw it and shocked by Yang Da Yan’s performance and promoted immediately Yang Da Yan as the frontier commander of the expedition.
Yang Da Yan was too ecstatic by the sudden promotion, so he said to his colleagues, “today I’m just as happy as the dragon getting in the water, and from now on I won’t stand with you at the same level of the group.” Not long afterward, Yang Da Yan was promoted to the Commander General and got many times of victory in the battle fields. He was invincible and good in military tactics, not only the soldiers of the army of Kingdom Liang (of South Dynasty) fear him but the children of North Dynasty dared not to cry as heard the name of Yang Da Yang.



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