Gloat Over Misfortune

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Jul 11, 2012 18:33
Gloat Over Misfortune

The lights in our lab are flickering. They light up awhile, go out awhile. The repair personnels said that it is because our lab has too many machines. They need to transform the circuits for our lab. But before transforming, they have to make a budget and write an application. So, these days we don't need to come to our lab in the evening and night! Haha! We are so happy! Only our boss is unhappy. :P

This is an idiom "幸灾乐祸" which means someone is happy when the others are in trouble.

幸灾乐祸
ng Zāi Lè Huò
我们实验室的灯在闪。它们一会儿亮一会儿暗。维修人员说是因为我们实验室机器太多。它们需要给我们实验室改造线路。但是在改造以前,它们要做预算、写申请。所以,这些天晚上我们都不用来实验室啦!哈哈!我们都好高兴!只有我们的老板不高兴。

这是一个成语“幸灾乐祸”,是指在别人遇到麻烦的时候感到高兴。