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Extreme Joy Begets Sorrow

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成语故事:乐极生悲 Extreme Joy Begets Sorrow

乐极生悲
lè jí shēng bēi
Extreme Joy Begets Sorrow
乐 is happiness or joy. 极 here means the extreme level. 生 is to generate or produce. 悲 is sorrow. 乐极生悲 is to describe a situation when extreme joy begets sorrow.
Literal meaning: extreme happiness will generate sorrow
Explanation: to describe a situation when extreme joy begets sorrow.
Eg.
他们在圣诞舞会上玩的很开心,但是乐极生悲,舞会结束后他们开车开太快发生了车祸。
tā men zài shèng dàn wǔ huì shàng wán de hěn kāi xīn ,dàn shì lè jí shēng bēi ,wǔ huì jié shù hòu tā men kāi chē kāi tài kuài fā shēng le chē huò 。
They have a great time at Christmas dance party, but extreme joy begets sorrow, they drive too fast after the party and have a car accident.

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