Long ago, there was a young man who bought many fruits, like pears and
dates. He sat at the roadside to eat them. An old man saw him and said: “ Eating
too many pears is good for teeth, but bad for your body.” The young man asked: “
How about dates?” The old man answered:双语成语故事 ：囫囵吞枣 “ The dates are good for body but bad
for teeth.” The young man thought for a while and said: “ I’ve got a good idea!
I can eat pears with teeth and don’t swallow them. And I can swallow dates
Then he put a date into his mouth and swallowed it immediately. Unluckily,
he was choked by the date.
choke on sth.：被……噎住