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Chengyu
自得其乐
Pinyin
zì dé qí lè
English
find joy in one's own way (no matter what others may think)
Explanation
Meaning
自己能从中得到乐趣。
Context
明·陶宗仪《辍耕录》卷二十:“白翎雀生于乌桓朔漠之地,雌雄和鸣,自得其乐。”
Example
老头儿有个老伴儿,带一个伙计,就这么活着,倒也~。 ◎朱自清《杂文遗集·蒙自杂记》
Synonyms
悠闲自得、逍遥自在、悠哉游哉
Antonyms
自找苦吃、自作自受、忧天悯人
Grammar
主谓式;作谓语、定语、状语;含褒义
 
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