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近水知鱼性,近山知鸟音
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Chinese proverbs

jìn
shuǐ
zhī
xìng,
jìn
shān
zhì
niǎo
yīn
 水
 性,
 山
 鸟

Near to rivers, we recognize fish; near to mountains, we recognize the songs of birds.

解释 ( paraphrase )
接近江河才能知道鱼的特性,靠近山林才能识别鸟的鸣声。
这条谚语告诉我们:要想熟悉一个地方或一个人的情况,必须与这个地方或这个人经常接触。说明进行实地调查研究十分重要。

This proverbs explains that, to become familiar with a place or a person, one has to keep in contact with it; it is very important to make on-the-spot investigations.

造句 ( example )
俗话说:“近水知鱼性,近山识鸟音”,对钓鱼者来说,了解所钓鱼的特性和活动规律,是决定钓获量多少的重要一环。

 

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