成语故事:南辕北辙 To Undermine One's Own Intentions

Wang Xiaoyu China Plus Published: 2017-07-17 13:46:35
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成语故事:南辕北辙 To Undermine One's Own Intentions

成语故事:南辕北辙 To Undermine One's Own Intentions

南辕北辙

nán yuán běi zhé

To Undermine One's Own Intentions

Chinese people used the phrase 南辕北辙 to indicate an act that undermines one's own intentions.

Literal meaning: Heading to the north while your intended direction is to the south

Explanation: to describe a stupid behavior that prevents one from reaching the goal.

E.g

老师让求平行四边形的面积,你怎么求周长了呢?真是南辕北辙。

lǎo shī ràng qiú píng xíng sì biān xíng de miàn jī ,nǐ zěn me qiú zhōu zhǎng le ne ? zhēn shì nán yuán běi zhé 。

The teacher asked for the area of this parallelogram, so why you are calculating the perimeter? You are undermining your own intention.

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