ChineseEdit

 
to use; according to; so as to; in order to; by; with; because; Israel (abbrev.)
 
straight; vertical; frank; directly; straightly; upright
 
to announce; to inform; report; newspaper; to repay; to recompense; revenge
blame; complain
trad. (以直報怨)
simp. (以直报怨)

EtymologyEdit

From the Analects:

或曰:「以德報怨何如?」:「何以報德以直報怨以德報德。」 [Classical Chinese, trad.]
或曰:“以德报怨何如?”:“何以报德以直报怨以德报德。” [Classical Chinese, simp.]
From: The Analects of Confucius, circa 475 – 221 BCE, translated based on James Legge's version
Huòyuē: “Yǐdébàoyuàn, hérú?” Zǐ yuē: “Héyǐ bàodé? Yǐzhíbàoyuàn, yǐdébàodé.” [Pinyin]
Some one said, "What do you say concerning the principle that injury should be recompensed with kindness?" The Master said, "With what then will you recompense kindness? Recompense injury with justice, and recompense kindness with kindness."

PronunciationEdit


IdiomEdit

以直報怨

  1. to recompense injury with justice

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