Mon, May 01, 2017

Man arrested after gunbattle, standoff

An exchange of gunfire and a three-hour standoff with police ended safely yesterday as a suspected organized crime member surrendered to police in New Taipei City’s Jhonghe District (中和). No casualties were reported, the New Taipei City Police Department said. The gunman, identified ...FULL STORY

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Chinese practice 船到橋頭自然直 The boat will sail straight when it reaches the bridge. 成語「船到橋頭自然直」,字面上的意義是「當船航行到了橋頭,它自然就會打直了」,這句話是用來安慰說,在不利情況下的關鍵時刻,總有解決方式會自己出現。船到橋頭自然直有時也作「船到橋門自會直」。 「船到橋頭自然直」這個成語,是出於中國導演洪深在一九三○年至一九三二年間所作《農村三部曲》劇作的其中一部,名為《香稻米》。 在《香稻米》第二幕中,劇中角色黃二官說:「不要這樣想,『船到橋門自然直』,我們慢慢的總有法子好想。」 「船到橋頭自然直」也常見於此對句:「車到山前必有路,船到橋頭自然直」。這句話字面的意義是:「當車開到了山前,我們就會找到通過的路;當船航行到了橋頭,船身自然就會打直航行。」 在英文中類似的成語及說法為:「Let’s (we’ll)...FULL STORY

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