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月满则亏,水满则溢

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yuè
mǎn
kuī ,
shuǐ
mǎn
亏,


              The moon waxes only to wane, and water surges only to overflow.

Last Updated on Monday, 03 August 2009 16:01
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只许州官放火,不许百姓点灯

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zhǐ
zhōu
guān
fàng
huǒ,
bǎi
xìng
diǎn
dēng
 州
 官
 放
 火,
 百
 姓
 点
  灯


The magistrates are free to set fires,while the common people are forbidden even to light lamps.

Last Updated on Monday, 03 August 2009 11:48
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只要功夫深,铁杵磨成针

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zhǐ
yào
gōng
Shēn,
tiě
chǔ
chéng
zhēn
深,

           If you work hard enough at it,you can grind even an iron rod down to a needle.

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两虎相斗,必有一伤

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liǎng
xiāng
dòu ,
yǒu
shāng
斗,

  When two tigers fight, one is sure to lose.

Last Updated on Monday, 17 August 2009 10:14
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种瓜得瓜,种豆得豆

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zhòng
guā
guā ,
zhòng
dòu
dòu
瓜,

 

                                        As a man sows, so shall he reap.
Last Updated on Monday, 03 August 2009 11:49
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