Chinese language vocabulary 汉语词汇 拔山举鼎 Báshān-jǔdǐng

拔山举鼎 Báshān-jǔdǐng

秦朝末年有一位著名的反秦将领,名叫项羽。他小的时候不爱学习,认为读书没有用,只要能记住自己 的名字就够了。他的叔叔项梁为此非常头疼却又没有办法,只好教他学剑练武。没想到,幼小的项羽非常感兴趣,不喊苦不喊累,日夜不停地勤奋练习,剑法越来越 熟练,身体越来越强壮,力气也越来越大。据说,他十二岁时就能把几百斤重的大鼎举起来了。
In the end of Qin Dynasty, there was a famous anti-Qin general, named Xiang Yu. He did not like to study when he was young and thought it was useless to read books. He thought it was already enough for himself to remember his own name . His uncle Xiang Liang found it very frustrating and saw no other option than to teach him martial arts. He never expected that young Xiang Yu would have such a strong interest and never complain. He practiced day and night; his swordsmanship became more refined and his body became stronger . It is said that he could lift a bronze tripod with the weight of a few hundred kilos at the age of 12.

后来,项羽渐渐不再满足于仅仅学好剑法了,他立志学习兵法,以成就一番大事业。终于,勤奋和努力使他成为一代名将,并最终和刘邦推翻了秦朝的统治。
After awhile, Xiang Yu was no longer satisfied with merely learning swordsmanship. He was determined to learn military strategy and tactics in order to make great achievements. In the end, as a result of his diligence and great efforts, he became a well-known general and overthrew the rule of Qin Dynasty with Liu Bang.

Words:
秦朝(qíncháo): Qin Dynasty (BC 221—206)( PN. )
将领(jiànglǐng): high-ranking military officer; general(n.)
勤奋(qínfèn): diligent; assiduous; industrious; hardworking(adj.)
剑法(jiàn fǎ): swordsmanship(n.)
强壮(qiángzhuàng): strong(adj.)
据说(jùshuō): it is said; they say(n.)
鼎(dǐng): an ancient cooking vessel with two loop handles and three or four legs(n.)
立志(lìzhì): resolve; be determined(adv.)
成就(chéngjiù): achieve; accomplish; achievement(v/n.)
番(fān): for a course/a turn/ time(MW.)
事业(shìyè): cause; undertaking(n.)
推翻(tuīfān): overthrow; overturn (v.)
统治(tǒngzhì): rule; dominate(v/n.)

Meanings:

“拔山举鼎”形容力量巨大,可以搬动大山,举起巨鼎。
“拔山举鼎”means a person is strong enough to move mountains and lift tripods.

Sentences:

Chāorén lìliàng jùdà, báshān-jǔdǐng, shì chuánshuō zhōng zuì lìhài de yīngxióng zhī yī.
超人力量巨大,拔山举鼎,是传说中最厉害的英雄之一。
As one of the most powerful heroes in legend, superman has enourmous strength.

 

Zhīyào duì dúpǐn shàngyǐn le, jíshǐ nǐ yǒu báshān-jǔdǐng de lìliàng, yě hěnnán jièdiào.
只要对毒品上瘾了,即使你有拔山举鼎的力量,也很难戒掉。
If you have a drug addiction, it is very difficult to quit, even if you have great strength.

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