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成语故事:惊弓之鸟 A badly frightened person

Wang Xiaoyu China Plus Published: 2018-01-12 09:29:07
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成语故事:惊弓之鸟 A badly frightened person

成语故事:惊弓之鸟 A badly frightened person

惊弓之鸟

jīng gōng zhī niǎo

A badly frightened person

惊 means startle or shock; 弓 is the bow; 之 is of; 鸟 means bird. All together the idiom means a bird startled by the mere twang of a bow-string. People use this idiom to describe a frightened person who easily becomes panic-stricken due to some previous bad experience.

Literal meaning:a bird startled by the mere twang of a bow-string

Explanation: to describe a frightened person who easily becomes panic-stricken due to some previous bad experience

E.g

这些难民是一群惊弓之鸟,日夜不安。

zhè xiē nán mín shì yī qún jīng gōng zhī niǎo ,rì yè bú ān 。

The refugees are a group of badly frightened person who are restless day and night.

成语故事:惊弓之鸟 A badly frightened person

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