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ChineseEdit

be; yes; this
 
can; may; able to; certain(ly); to suit; (particle used for emphasis)
to bear; to endure; to tolerate who; which; what not; no
 
can; may; able to; certain(ly); to suit; (particle used for emphasis)
to bear; to endure; to tolerate
trad. (是可忍,孰不可忍)
simp. #(是可忍,孰不可忍)

EtymologyEdit

From the Analects.

孔子季氏:「八佾?」 [Classical Chinese, trad.][▼ expand/hide]
孔子季氏:“八佾?” [Classical Chinese, simp.]
From: The Analects of Confucius, circa 475 – 221 BCE, translated based on James Legge's version
Kǒngzǐ wèi Jìshì: “Bāyì wǔ yú tíng, shì kě rěn yě, shú bù kě rěn yě?” [Pinyin]
Confucius said of the head of the Ji family, who had eight rows of pantomimes in his area, “If he can bear to do this, what may he not bear to do?”

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IdiomEdit

是可忍,孰不可忍

  1. If this can be tolerated, what cannot?

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