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江山易改,本性难移
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jiāng
shān
gǎi,
běn
xìng
nán
改,
 
    Rivers and mountains may be changed, but it is hard to alter even a single person’s nature.

解释 ( paraphrase )
江河山川的面貌容易改变,一个人的性格、习性却很难改变。
这条谚语告诉我们:一个人多年养成的作风、性情、习惯等很不容易在短时期内改变过来。

This proverb tells us that a person’s temperament and habits developed over many years can hardly be changed in a short period of time.

本性:本来的性格、习性。
         One’s inherent quality.

移: 改变。
       To change, alter.

同义词 ( synonym )
江山易改,秉性难移
江山易改,禀性难移

造句 ( example )
这几条缺点我都早就认识到了,只是改起来确实没那么容易,江山易改本性难移。

 

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