熟能生巧

ChineseEdit

 
familiar; skilled; ripe
familiar; skilled; ripe; done; cooked
 
ability; can; may
ability; can; may; capable; energy; able
 
to be born; to give birth; life
to be born; to give birth; life; to grow; student; raw
 
opportunely; coincidentally; as it happens
opportunely; coincidentally; as it happens; skillful; timely
trad. (熟能生巧)
simp. #(熟能生巧)

EtymologyEdit

陳康肅公堯咨當世自矜
康肅:「?」:「。」康肅忿:「!」:「。」葫蘆:「。」康肅
[Classical Chinese, trad.]
陈康肃公尧咨当世自矜
康肃:“?”:“。”康肃忿:“!”:“。”葫芦湿:“。”康肃
[Classical Chinese, simp.]
From: "The Oil Peddler" (賣油翁) by Ouyang Xiu
Chén Kāngsùgōng Yáozī shàn shè, dāngshì wú shuāng, gōng yì yǐ cǐ zìjīn. Cháng shè yú jiā pǔ, yǒu mài yóu wēng shì dān ér lì, nì zhī, jiǔ ér bù qù. Jiàn qí fā shǐ shí zhōng bā jiǔ, dàn wēi hàn zhī.
Kāngsù wèn yuē: “Rǔ yì zhī shè hū? Wú shè bù yì jīng hū?” Wēng yuē: “Wú tā, dàn shǒu shú ěr.” Kāngsù fèn rán yuē: “Ěr ān gǎn qīng wú shè!” Wēng yuē: “Yǐ wǒ zhuó yóu zhī zhī.” Nǎi qǔ yī húlú zhì yú dì, yǐ qián fù qí kǒu, xú yǐ biāo zhuó yóu lì zhī, zì qián kǒng rù, ér qián bù shī. Yīn yuē: “Wǒ yì wú tā, wéi shǒu shú ěr.” Kāngsù xiào ér qiǎn zhī.
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PronunciationEdit


IdiomEdit

熟能生巧

  1. practice makes perfect