愛才如命

ChineseEdit

 
to love; affection; to be fond of; to like
 
ability; talent; endowment; gift; an expert; only (then); only if; just
as (if); such as life; fate
trad. (愛才如命)
simp. (爱才如命)

EtymologyEdit

Literally: =愛惜爱惜 (to value; to cherish) + =人才 (talented people) + (is like) + =生命 (life)

PronunciationEdit

ProverbEdit

愛才如命

  1. One should cherish talented people the same as one cherishes life itself.

ReferencesEdit

  • “愛才如命”, Guoyu Cidian On-line Mandarin Dictionary (國語辭典)[1] (in Mandarin), retrieved 2009-05-27