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ChineseEdit

thing; object; matter be; yes; this man; person; people
 
(be) not; wrong; blame; Africa
simp. and trad.
(物是人非)

EtymologyEdit

First used by Cao Pi.

PronunciationEdit


IdiomEdit

物是人非

  1. the things are still there but the person or people no longer are (describing the passing of a loved one or a revisit of a once familiar place)

Usage notesEdit

Also used as 物是人非事事休, a line in Li Qingzhao's poem.

See alsoEdit