Author: tom503

三个和尚没水喝 [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2008-1-17 16:22:03 |Display all floors
Originally posted by aiping at 2008-1-17 16:03
One boy is a boy, two boys half a boy, three boys no boy. 一个和尚挑水喝,两个和尚抬水喝,三个和尚没水喝


MAYDAY IS EVERY DAY

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Post time 2008-1-17 16:42:07 |Display all floors
thanks all.

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Post time 2008-1-17 20:46:37 |Display all floors
It is funny to read so many translations.

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Post time 2008-1-17 22:10:27 |Display all floors
Originally posted by aiping at 2008-1-17 16:13
Just joking!

one monk drinks water by do-it-yourself, two monks share water by team-work, three monks are out of water for selfish.

这个好像还不错啊

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Post time 2008-1-18 09:51:20 |Display all floors
Originally posted by tom503 at 2008-1-17 15:27
“三个和尚没水喝”,用英语怎么说?


Perhaps the version more familiar to the English speaking world is the "one boy, two boys and three boys" version, but let me invent one reflect the story behind the idiom (I hope that WAS the story): one monk shoulders and gets water,  two monks cooperate and share, three monks no work nor water.
世上就怕“认真”二字,I'll try my best

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Post time 2008-1-18 11:08:59 |Display all floors
A monk can carry two pails of water with a shoulder pole. Two monks, one pail of water, one shoulder pole. Three monks, no water, no shoulder pole. So everybody's business is nobody's business.

I think many of you have heard about this story:
Once upon a time there were four friends called Everybody, Somebody,
Anybody and Nobody. One day they were asked to do something...a simple job.
Everybody seeing that it was a simple job wanted Somebody to do it.
Somebody thought that being a simple job, Anybody could do it.
Anybody said  since it is a simple job Everybody should do it.
However Everybody said why not let Nobody do it.
So that was it - nobody does the job in the end.
If winter comes, can spring be frozen ahead?

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