成语故事:一叶障目,不见泰山 Have one's view of the important overshadowed by the trivial

Wang Xiaoyu China Plus Published: 2017-11-10 17:29:33
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成语故事:一叶障目,不见泰山 Have one's view of the important overshadowed by the trivial

成语故事:一叶障目,不见泰山 Have one's view of the important overshadowed by the trivial

一叶障目,不见泰山 

yī yè zhàng mù bú jiàn tài shān

Have one's view of the important overshadowed by the trivial

一叶 means a piece of leaf, 障 means to block out or shut out, 目 is eye or sight. 不见 means can't see, 泰山 Mount Tai, a famous big mountain in China's Shandong Province. We usually use this idiom 一叶障目不见泰山 to remind people not to pay too much attention to details, in order not to neglect the bigger picture.

Literal meaning: have one's view of the important overshadowed by the trivial

Explanation: to remind people not to pay too much attention to details, in order not to neglect the bigger picture

E.g

他已经一叶障目不见泰山了,注意力一直在兔子身上,完全忘记了自己在树林深处。

tā yǐ jīng yī yè zhàng mù bú jiàn tài shān le ,zhù yì lì yī zhí zài tù zǐ shēn shàng ,wán quán wàng jì le zì jǐ zài shù lín shēn chù 。

He has his view of the important overshadowed by the trivial, forgetting about his position in the forest and only focusing on the rabbit. 

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