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人要脸,树要皮

                tree

rén
yào
liǎn,
shù
yào
 脸,

                                 A person needs a face; a tree needs bark.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 August 2009 16:11
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三十年河东,三十年河西

Chinese proverbs

sān
shí
nián
dōng,
sān
shí
nián
东,
西

Fortune was in the east of bank thirty years ago, but turns to west when thirty years has passed.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 August 2009 17:13
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失之东隅,收之桑榆

Chinese proverbs

shī
zhī
dōng
yú,
shōu
zhī
sāng
  隅,

                                            Lose at sunrise and gain at sunset.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 August 2009 16:21
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斩草不除根,春风吹又生

 Chinese proverbs

zhǎn
cǎo
chú
gēn,
chūn
fēng
chuī
yoù
shēng
根,

If the roots are not removed during weeding, the weeds will grow again when the winds of Spring blows.

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玉不琢,不成器

 Chinese proverbs

zhuó,
chéng
琢,

Jade must be chiseled before it can be considered a gem.
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