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Home Chinese Proverbs 天有不测风云,人有旦夕祸福
天有不测风云,人有旦夕祸福
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tiān
yǒu
fēng
yún,
rén
yǒu
dàn
huò
云,

In nature there are unexpected storms, and in life unpredictable vicissitudes.

解释 ( paraphrase )
天上的风云变幻(huàn)难以预测,人的灾祸或者幸福一早一晚都可能降临。
这条谚语告诉我们:人的灾祸或幸福就像天上的风云那样难以预料。不必为暂时的灾祸而苦恼悲伤,也不必为一时的幸福而得意忘形。

This proverb instructs us that human disasters and fortunes are as unpredictable as the clouds and winds. Hence, don’t worry about temporary calamities, nor be complacent about temporary joys.

旦夕:早晨和晚上,比喻短时间。
         Morning and evening, indicating a short time.

同义词 ( synonym )
人有悲欢离合,月有阴晴圆缺。

造句 ( example )
真是“天有不测风云,人有旦夕祸福”,不幸的事却偏偏落在刘大夫身上。

 

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