成语故事|The story of buying shoes

  In the State of Zheng,there was a man who wanted to buy a pair of new shoes for himself.

  从前有个郑国人,想去买一双新鞋子,

  Before leaving home,he measured his foot with a rope.

  于是事先量了自己的脚的尺码。

  

  When he entered a shoe shop,he put his hand into his pocket to find the rope.

  But he found he didn’t take the rope with him.So he decided to return home to get the rope back.

  到了集市,才发现忘带量尺码的绳子了。就返回家中拿尺码。

  But when he rushed back to the shoe shop with the rope,the shop had been closed.He got nothing.

  等到他返回集市的时候,集市已经散了,他最终没有买到鞋子。

  An old man saw him and asked:“Why don’t you try on the shoes with your feet?”

  有人问:“你为什么不用自己的脚去试试鞋子?”

  The man said:“I would rather trust the measurement than my own feet.”

  他回答说:“我宁可相信量好的尺码,也不相信自己的脚。”

  重点词汇

  a pair of一双,一对

  measure测量

  get back取回

  would rather...than...比起......宁愿......

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