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水能载舟,亦能覆舟
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Chinese proverbs

shuǐ
néng
zài
zhōu,
néng
zhōu
 水
 舟,
 舟

The water that bears the boat is the same that swallows it up.

解释 ( paraphrase )
水喻百姓,舟喻皇帝。水既能承载船只,也可是使船只倾覆。比喻民心向背决定生死存亡。
这条谚语告诉我们:要深得民心,就要爱惜百姓。

This proverbs indicates that people can adhere a dominator and also can overthrow his domination. It shows the great power of people.

水:这里指百姓。
      Civilians.

舟:这里指皇帝。
      Emperor。

造句 ( example )
为政的人要爱惜百姓,所谓水能载舟,亦能覆舟,人民群众才是创造历史的主角。

 

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