Journey in Life: 12/25/15

Friday, December 25, 2015

"Acts belie words" nghĩa là gì?

Yasukuni shrine. From the Boshin War (1868 - 1869), where the war dead asleep. Photo courtesy Toshihiro Gamo.

'Acts belie words' (hành động không đúng với/ngược lại lời nói) nghĩa là nói một đằng, làm một nẻo.

Ví dụ
In what way had Newman's acts belied his words since he had joined the Church of Rome?

After visiting the shrine, Abe made a "pledge for everlasting peace", claiming "Japan must never wage a war again." However, Honzawa said the prime minister is lying. "If the prime minister really means what he says, what he has to do is to maintain the current pacifist constitution," rather than revising it, he said. "Abe's acts belie his words." "If the prime minister had taken the feelings of the Chinese and Korean peoples into consideration, he would not have paid a visit to the shrine," the expert added.

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