If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all 如果你沒有好話要說,就什麼也別說

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今日短語

英語諺語 「If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all.」 的字面意思是:「如果你說不出什麼好話,就乾脆什麼也別說」。它用來告誡人們,不要說刻薄的話,做人要厚道。

這句諺語也可以這樣說:
1. If you don’t have something nice to say, don’t say anything at all.
2. If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.
3. If you have nothing nice to say, don’t say anything at all.
4. If you can’t be nice, be quiet.

例句

My grandfather was a very wise man, and he always used to tell me: 『If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all’.
我爺爺很有智慧,他以前總和我說:「如果你說不出好話,就什麼也不要說。」

I know Max can be annoying, but we shouldn’t complain. You know what they say: 「If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.」
我知道麥克斯有時候很煩人,但我們不應該抱怨。俗話說得好:「若不能善言善語,請緘口不語。」

I walked into class and heard some of my students saying some mean things about the new kid. I told them: 「If you can’t be nice, be quiet.」
我走進課堂時,聽到我的一些學生在說那個新來的孩子的壞話。於是我告訴他們:「如果你不能善待他人,就安靜點。」