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读书须用意,一字值千金

 

                Chhinese Proverbs 

shū
yòng
yì,
zhí
qiān
jīn
意,


When reading, do not let a single word escape your attention; one word may be worth a thousand pieces of gold.

Last Updated on Monday, 17 August 2009 13:12
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灯不拨不亮,理不辩不明

Chinese Proverbs

dēng
liàng,
biàn
míng
亮,

An oil lamp becomes brighter after trimming, a truth becomes clearer after being discussed.

Last Updated on Monday, 17 August 2009 12:10
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道高一尺,魔高一丈

 Chinese Proverbs

dào
gāo
chǐ,
gāo
zhàng
尺,

                         The law is strong, but the outlaws are ten times stronger.
Last Updated on Monday, 17 August 2009 12:09
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刀不磨要生锈,水不流要发臭

Chinese Proverbs

dāo
yào
shēng
xiù,
shuǐ
liǔ
yào
chòu
 锈,

 A knife will rust if not sharpened regularly, and water will stagnate if it is not allowed to flow.

Last Updated on Monday, 17 August 2009 12:06
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当局者迷,旁观者清

                    Chinese Proverbs

dāng
zhě
mí,
páng
guān
zhě
qīng
迷,

                          The spectators see more of the game than the players.

Last Updated on Monday, 17 August 2009 12:01
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