ChineseEdit

to hate; regret iron not; no
 
finish; complete; accomplish; become; turn into; win; succeed; one tenth
steel
trad. (恨鐵不成鋼)
simp. (恨铁不成钢)
Literally: “to hate iron for not becoming steel”.

PronunciationEdit


IdiomEdit

恨鐵不成鋼

  1. (figuratively) to feel resentful towards someone for failing to meet expectations; to be impatient to see improvement