爱思英语编者按:小朋友们,今天开始我们来一起学习中国成语寓言故事95:Blind Men Feel the Elephant盲人摸象,跟爸妈一起来看看吧!


Once upon a time, there was a king who ordered his officials:

    从前,有一个国王,命令大臣们说:

    "Lead an elephant to me, and let several blind men feel it with their hands. Then ask each one of them to describe the shape of the elephant."

    “你们给我牵一头大象来,让几个盲人用手去摸,每个人说出大象的模样。”

    The officials led the elephant to the king. Several blind men surrounded it and felt it with their hands. The king asked them:

    大臣们牵来了大象,几个盲人都围上去用手触摸,

    "What do you think the elephant resembles?"

    “你们觉得大象的样子像什么?”

      All these blind men strove to be the first to answer.

    几个育人都争先恐后地回答。然后,叫他们

    One blind man felt the elephant's tusk and said:

    国王问盲人:

    "The elephant resembles a long, long carrot."

    一个摸着大象的牙齿说:

    One blind man felt the elephant's ear and said:

    “大象好像一根长长的萝

    "The elephant resembles a dustpan."

    一个摸着大象的耳朵说:

    One blind man felt the elephant's head and said:

    “大象好像一只簸箕。”

    "The elephant resembles a large stone."

    一个摸着大象的头说:

    One blind man felt the elephant's foot and said:

    “大象好像是一块大石头。       一个摸着大象的脚说:

    "The elephant resembles a stone mortar."

    “大象好像是一只石臼。”

    One blind man felt the elephant's back and said:

    一个摸着大象的背脊说:

    "The elephant resembles a bed."

    “大象好像一张床。”

    One blind man felt the elephant's belly and said:

    一个摸着大象的肚子说:

    "The elephant resembles a water vat."

    “大象好像一只大水缸。”

    "Ha! Ha! All of you are wrong." The last blind man pulled the elephant's tail and said:

    “哈哈,你们说的都不对!”最后一个盲人拉着大象的尾巴说:

    "Let me tell you that the elephant resembles a long, thin rope."

    “告诉你们,大象就像一根长长的、细细的绳子。”

    Upon this the king and his officials all burst into laughter.  

    国王和大臣们听了都哈哈大笑。