Last modified on 6 January 2015, at 09:34

解鈴還須繫鈴人

ChineseEdit

 
transport under guard; (surname); to separate; to divide; to break up; to loosen; to explain; to untie; to emancipate
(small) bell
 
(surname); pay back; return; also; in addition; more; still; else; still; yet; (not) yet
beard; necessary; must connect; to tie (small) bell man; person; people
trad. (解鈴還須繫鈴人)
simp. (解铃还须系铃人)

EtymologyEdit

Literally: The person who removes the bell (from the tiger's) neck must be the person who fastened the bell (around the tiger's neck).

PronunciationEdit


IdiomEdit

解鈴還須繫鈴人

  1. The only one who can fix the problem is the one who created the problem.