- ObstinateLv 51 decade agoFavorite Answer
An English proverb says, "A friend in need is a friend indeed." Confucius has also added that good friends should be "straightforward, upright, and knowledgeable." Poor Taiwan has been searching for friends around the world for years. It has even been offering cash enticements in exchange for friendship, just to lure those countries that are "poor, deceitful, and materialistic."
Senegal, friend of Taiwan, is the perfect example. A decade ago, the country cut diplomatic ties with Mainland China for monetary reasons. Yet now, it wants to switch allegiance to Mainland China for the same reason. Not feeling ashamed, Senegal further adds that "bewteen countries there are no friends, only shared benefits." Alas, we could definitely do without such friends!
With Senegal gone, Taiwan is left with only 25 friends. But we need not despair, for "when it comes to making friends, quality matters more than quantity." What's more, rather than having to squander money year after year to provide for corrupt allies, wouldn't it be better if we use the money to fund the nation's school lunch?
deceitful (adj.) 詐欺的
diplomatic tie 外交關係
allegiance (n.) 忠誠
quantity (n.) 量
2009-03-08 17:37:39 補充：
那我給你些例句好了 = =
EX:We can't be too careful in choosing friends.
We can't be careful enough in choosing friends.
We can't be over careful in choosing friends.
2009-03-08 17:57:03 補充：
A friend is not so soon gotten as lost.(失友容易,得友難)
A man is known by the company he keeps.(觀其友,知其人)
Birds of a feather flock together.(物以類聚)
Promises are, like piecrust, made to be broken.(有福同享,有難同當)
Share and share alike.(有苦同受,有福同享)
2009-03-08 19:37:57 補充：
Sorry...打太快,打錯字了^0^Source(s): 自己!打了好久的字= =, Myself, Myself