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吃一堑,长一智
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chī
qiàn,
zhǎng
zhì
堑,

                                           A fall in pit, a gain in your wit.

解释 ( paraphrase )
这条谚语告诉我们:一个人受到一次挫折以后,如果总结经验教训,就能增长见识和智慧。

This proverb’s message is: Having gone through a setback, one will have gained experience and wisdom, which will be useful if only one can take warning and learn something from the setback.

吃: 在这里有遭受,经受的意思。
        Here 吃 means to suffer, to experience.
 

堑(qiàn): 是隔断交通的沟,引申为挫折。
             A ditch which cuts off traffic; here, by extension, it means a setback.

同义词 ( synonym )
不经一事,不长一智

造句 ( example )

吃一次亏,就要“吃一堑长一智”。

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