不要以貌取人 Don’t judge a book by its cover

来源:BBC 2019-03-15

今日短语

短语 dont judge a book by its cover 的字面意思是“不要根据一本书的封面来判断它里面的内容”。人们多用这个说法来强调在对人和事物做评价时“不要以貌取人,不能光看表面”,只凭外表不能看出一个人或一件事情的真实情况。这个表达里 dont 也可以用 never, cant , shouldnt 来替代,意思是一样的。


例句

We all know that we should never judge a book by its cover, but in reality people do.
我们都知道不应该以貌取人,但在现实生活中人们还是会这么做。

Maria is only fifteen years old, but she is very mature and knowledgeable, so it shows you cant judge a book by its cover.
玛丽娅虽然只有十五岁,但是她非常成熟,也有学问,这说明我们不能以貌取人。

Taotao doesn't look very intelligent, but then you cant judge a book by its cover.
陶陶看着不是很聪明,但是我们不能以貌取人。


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