Last modified on 4 January 2015, at 23:07

一枝草,一點露

ChineseEdit

 
one; 1; single; a; (before verbs) as soon as, once; (before a noun) entire (family, etc.)
branch; (a measure word)
 
grass; straw; draft (of a document); careless; rough; manuscript; hasty
 
one; 1; single; a; (before verbs) as soon as, once; (before a noun) entire (family, etc.)
 
point; dot; (decimal) point; o'clock; (measure word))
 
to show; to reveal; to expos; dew
trad. (一枝草,一點露)
simp. (一枝草,一点露)

EtymologyEdit

Literally: For every blade of grass, there is a drop of dew.

PronunciationEdit


ProverbEdit

一枝草,一點露 (Min Nan, Taiwan)

  1. As long as one is still breathing, one has a chance to live.
  2. There is always a way out.

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