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Learn Chinese--驴唇不对马嘴

2014-11-20 07:37 ChineseTime

lǘ chún bú duì mǎ zuǐ
驴唇不对马嘴
Giving irrelevant answers

Learn Chinese--驴唇不对马嘴

Chinese Meaning:

lǘ de zuǐ chún hé mǎ de zuǐ ba duì bú shàng 。
驴的嘴唇和马的嘴巴对不上。

bǐ yù yí gè rén dá fēi suǒ wèn huò qián hòu shuō de bù yí zhì,
比喻一个人答非所问或前后说的不一致,
yě bǐ yù liǎng gè shì wù bù wán quán xiāng guān 。
也比喻两个事物不完全相关。


English Meaning:

驴唇不对马嘴 [lǘ chún bú duì mǎ zuǐ]: means a donkey's lips and a horse's mouth can't match each other-->irrelevant answer;an answer that is beside the point;

e.g.

tā de huí dá zhēn shì lǘ chún bú duì mǎ zuǐ 。
他的回答真是驴唇不对马嘴。
His answers are not pertinent to the question asked.


zhè ge bǐ fang yóu diǎn lǘ chún bú duì mǎ zuǐ 。
这个比方有点驴唇不对马嘴。
The analogy is rather farfetched.


yuē hàn shì tú huí dá jiào shī de wèn tí,  dàn tā suǒ shuō de què shì lǘ chún bú duì mǎ zuǐ 。
约翰试图回答教师的问题, 但他所说的却是驴唇不对马嘴。
John tried to answer the teacher's question, but he was way out in the left field.

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