Don’t overdo it!

This article is about the Chinese idiom 画蛇添足. Most Chinese idioms are composed of 4 characters.

画蛇添足

有个比赛:谁画的蛇最好谁就可以喝酒。

四个人来参加比赛。有一个人很快就画好了,看到别人还在画,最后他给蛇画了四只脚。他输掉了比赛,因为蛇本来就是没有脚的!

这个故事告诉我们,不要去做没必要的事情。

There was a competition: whoever painted the best snake could drink beer.

Four people entered the competition. One person quickly finished his drawing then saw that others were still painting, he ended up painting four feet on the snake. He did not win the competition because snakes do not have feet!

This story tells us to not do unnecessary things.
Ipanda
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问题

1 – 有几个人来参加比赛?

a. 两个

b. 一个

c. 四个

d. 三个

2 – 那个人最后给蛇画了什么?

a. 手

b. 脚

c. 头

d. 头发
1. c

2. b