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留得青山在,不怕沒柴燒

MandarinEdit

 
leave (message); to retain; to stay; to remain; to keep; to preserve
 
a sentence particle used after a verb to show effect; degree or possibility; to have to; must; ought to; to need to; obtain; get; gain; proper; suitable; proud; contented; allow; permit; ready; finished
green mountains
 
(located) at; in; exist; (before verbs) immediately involved in; right in the middle of doing
 
drowned; to end; to die; to inundate; (negative prefix for verbs); have not; not
(surname); firewood
 
to burn; to cook; to stew; to bake; to roast; fever
trad. (留得青山在,不怕沒柴燒) 青山 不怕
simp. (留得青山在,不怕没柴烧) 青山 不怕

EtymologyEdit

Literally: As long as the green mountains are there, one need not worry about firewood.

ProverbEdit

留得青山在不怕沒柴燒 (traditional, Pinyin liú dé qīngshān zài, bùpà méi chái shāo, simplified 留得青山在,不怕没柴烧)

  1. While there's life, there's hope.

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