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文化角ChristmasCarols:  GoodNews!  TheColorGreen  Ornaments  SecretsofSingapore  LoveIdioms  有趣的成语  ChristmasCarols:EnglishwordcarolcomesformtheOldFrenchwordcarole,whichmeansacircledancewithsingingTodaythewordcarolisassociatedwithChristmassongsthatcelebrateJesus’sbirthsuchas“JoytotheWorld”Christmassongsthataren’treligioussuchas“JingleBells”areoftensimplycalledChristmassongsGoodNews!Inthepast,peoplerangchurchbellssothatthewholecommunitywouldknowsomethingimportantwashappeningTodaychurchbellsstillringtocelebratenationalholidays,weddingsandChristmasBellshavealsobecomeanimportantsymbolofChristmasbecausetheyremindusofthegoodnewsofthebirthofJesus,God’ssonTheColorGreenFormanycultures,thecolorgreenisanimportantsymbolofhopeSincetheChristmasholidayisalsoabouthope,greenhastraditionalbeenusedasaChristmascolorThat’swhysomanyChristmasdecorationsaregreenChristmastrees,wreathsandgarlandsforexampleOrnamentsChristmastreefirstappearedinthethandthcenturiesinGermanyHowever,thoseChristmastreesweredecoratedverydifferentlyfromtheChristmastreesweknowandlovetodayEarlyChristmastreeweredecoratedwithfoodsuchasapplesandpastriesItwasn’tuntilthethcenturythatmoderndecorationsbegantoappearSecretsofSingaporeAMixofLanguagesFamousforitsculturaldiversity,Singaporehasfourofficiallanguages:English,MandarinChinese,MalayandTamilButmanySingaporeansarealsocomfortablespeakingSinglishanEnglishbasedmixtureoflanguageCoffeeTimeCoffeeshops,orKopitiam,areanimportantpartofSingaporeancultureButdon’ttrytoorderalatteoranAmericanoInstead,Singaporeusesitsowncoffeetermslikekopio(blackcoffee)andkopic(coffeewithmilkandsugar)LoveIdiomsheartskipsabeat怦然心动    loveatfirstsight一见钟情     nolovelost没有好感 heartofgold心地善良     headoverheelsinlove陷入爱河   puppylove纯纯的爱 lovehaterelationship爱恨交织   heartisintherightplace心怀善意   halfhearted心不在焉半调子 winsomeone’sheart赢得芳心     heartstoodstill吓了一跳       changeofheart改变心意 lovemakestheworldgoround爱让世界运转  fromthebottomofone’sheart发自内心打从心底有趣的成语raincatsanddogs(下倾盆大雨)典故源于北欧神话神话中说猫对天气有很大影响英国水手至今还流传着“猫尾巴藏大风”的说法。据说驾风暴的巫士化为猫形狗和狼都是暴风雨神奥丁的随从。在德国古画中猫被当作暴雨的象征狗是伴随暴雨的强风。现在人们用raincatsanddogs表示下倾盆大雨。例句Oh,whatahotday!Itlooksliketoraincatsanddogspoundofflesh(形容以借款人的惨重损失和痛苦为代价的债务也可以说是合法却极不合理的要求)。典故源于沙士比亚作品《威尼斯商人》一个痛恨Antonio(作品中的人物)的商人答应借给他一大笔钱但条件是如果他不能按时还清就要割下他身上的一磅肉。Antonio果然中了高利贷商人的奸计按期没能偿还。那奸商便告上法庭名正言顺要割他的肉。例句Mybusinessisclosedandmywifehascancer,andstillthebankwantsitspoundoffleshthey’lltakemyhouseifIcan’tpaybackwhatIborrowedformywife’shospitalbillsfeetofclay(泥足致命的弱点)。典故典出《圣经旧约但以理书》第二章巴比伦国王尼布甲尼撒(Nebuchadnezzar)梦到一泥足巨人头是金的胸臂是银的腹部是铜的被飞来的一块巨石砸碎了脚整个巨人顿时瓦解。西伯来先知但以理(但以理为人名)释梦称这预示着国家的分裂。现多指“伟人不为人知的弱点或致命的弱点”。例句Thestudentsdidn’trealizethattheirherohadfeetofclayuntilthecoachwasarrestedfordrunkendriving

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