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只要功夫深,铁杵磨成针
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zhǐ
yào
gōng
Shēn,
tiě
chǔ
chéng
zhēn
深,

           If you work hard enough at it,you can grind even an iron rod down to a needle.
解释 ( paraphrase )
只要功夫到了家,哪怕是很粗的铁杵也能磨成细针。
这条谚语告诉我们:只要有决心,肯做长期不懈的努力,任何事情都能成功。

This proverb encourages us to persevere in whatever we undertake.Just as the English proverb has it:"Consant drilling can wear away a stone".

深:指时间长,也指本领高。
Long time;high skill.

杵(chǔ):一头粗一头细的铁棒,用来捣碎粮食等。
A club used to pund grains.

造句 ( example )
“只要功夫深,铁杵磨成针",经过五年的刻苦努力,他熟练地掌握了英语。

 

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