留得青山在,不怕沒柴燒

ChineseEdit

 
leave (message); to retain; to stay; to remain; to keep; to preserve
 
get; obtain; gain; proper; suitable; proud; contented; allow; permit; ready; finished; a sentence particle used after a verb to show effect; degree or possibility; to have to; must; ought to; to need to
green mountains; mountains with lush forests
 
(located) at; in; exist; (before verbs) immediately involved in; right in the middle of doing
 
drowned; to end; to die; to inundate; (negative prefix for verbs); have not; not
firewood
 
to burn; to cook; to stew; to bake; to roast; fever
trad. (留得青山在,不怕沒柴燒) 青山 不怕
simp. (留得青山在,不怕没柴烧) 青山 不怕

EtymologyEdit

Literally: As long as the green mountains are there, one need not worry about firewood.

PronunciationEdit


ProverbEdit

留得青山在,不怕沒柴燒

  1. While there's life, there's hope.

Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • “留得青山在,不怕沒柴燒”, in Guoyu Cidian On-line Mandarin Dictionary (國語辭典)[1] (in Mandarin), accessed 2009-05-11
  • “留得青山在,不怕沒柴燒”, in Dr. eye[2] (in Mandarin/English), accessed 2009-05-11
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