好景不長

ChineseEdit

good times not; no
 
long; length; forever
long; length; forever; always; constantly; chief; head; elder; to grow; to develop
trad. (好景不長) 好景
simp. (好景不长) 好景

PronunciationEdit


IdiomEdit

好景不長

  1. good things do not last forever

Usage notesEdit

This is usually used to introduce an unfavourable event, after an adversative conjunction, e.g.

然而好景不長然而好景不长  ―  ... rán'ér hǎojǐngbùcháng...  ―  ... However, good things do not last long, ...

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