Chinese Idiom Stories

The Donkey In Ancient Guizhou Has Exhausted Its Tricks

In ancient times, Guizhou (a province in China)had no donkeys. One day, a man full of fancy ideas shipped a donkey to the region. But he soon discovered the donkey was no use, so he took it to a mountain and left it there.

A tiger saw the donkey and thought it was a mysterious beast. He hid himself carefully in the woods, and dared only to watch the donkey from a distance. One day, the donkey brayed. The tiger thought the donkey was going to bite him. But the donkey did nothing more.

The tiger soon got used to the noise, and moved closer. At last, he decided to provoke the strange beast. The donkey couldn't put up with this, and gave the tiger a kick. But the kick didn't hurt very much. The tiger knew this donkey was weak. He sprang on the donkey and made a good meal of the donkey.

Later, people use it to describe someone who is at his wit's end.




漸漸地,老虎習慣了驢子的吼聲, 就慢慢的去接近驢。有一次,他決定去招惹這頭奇怪的野獸。驢子很生氣,給了它一腳。老虎知道了驢子的本事就這些,就不害怕了。他立刻撲上去把驢子吃了。


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