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ChineseEdit

 
to love; affection; to be fond of; to like
house; room to reach; and
 
a crow; black; not; empty; void
trad. (愛屋及烏)
simp. (爱屋及乌)
Literally: “love the house and its crow”.

EtymologyEdit

From Shangshu Dazhuan (尚書大傳):

[Classical Chinese, trad.][▼ expand/hide]
[Classical Chinese, simp.]
Ài rén zhě, jiān qí shàng zhī . [Pinyin]
One who loves someone also loves the crow on his roof.

PronunciationEdit


IdiomEdit

愛屋及烏

  1. love me, love my dog; love for a person extends even to the crows on his roof; involvement with somebody and everyone connected