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数典忘祖
Pinyin
shǔ diǎn wàng zǔ
English
forget one's origins / be ignorant of the history of one's motherland
Explanation
Meaning
数:数着说;典:指历来的制度、事迹。谈论历来的制度、事迹时,把自己祖先的职守都忘了。比喻忘本。也比喻对于本国历史的无知。
Context
《左传·昭公十五年》:“籍父其无后乎!数典而忘其祖。”
Example
我们要重视中国历史知识的学习,免得出现~的笑话。
 
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