一燕不成夏

ChineseEdit

 
one; single; a
one; single; a; (before verbs) as soon as, once; (before a noun) entire (family, etc.)
swallow (bird); surname; place name not; no
 
finish; complete; accomplish
finish; complete; accomplish; become; turn into; win; succeed; one tenth
summer; Xia (proper name)
simp. and trad.
(一燕不成夏)

EtymologyEdit

Calque of English one swallow does not a summer make.

PronunciationEdit


IdiomEdit

一燕不成夏

  1. one swallow does not a summer make