More haste, less speed 欲速則不達

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今日片語

「More haste, less speed」 是一句諺語,意思是 「事情做得太快、太倉促,容易犯錯,最終可能反而會花費更長的時間」,與漢語裡的 「欲速則不達」、「揠苗助長」 意思相近。

例句

I didn’t knead the dough enough before baking it. Now the bread is too dense. More haste, less speed!
我在烘烤面包前,面揉得不夠。結果烤出來的面包太密實了。真是拔苗助長!

She rushed through her decision and in the end regretted it – more haste, less speed.
她匆忙做了決定,但最後後悔了。真是欲速則不達。

I had to write my essay again because I was in a hurry and forgot to save it the first time – I guess it’s more haste, less speed.
因為第一次寫論文時一著急忘了保存,我不得不重寫。就像俗話說的:欲速則不達。