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魚與熊掌不可兼得

ChineseEdit

fish
 
and; to give; together with; take part in; (interrog. part.)
bear's paw cannot; should not; must not
 
double; twice; simultaneous; holding two or more (official) posts at the same time
 
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
trad. (魚與熊掌不可兼得) 熊掌 不可
simp. (鱼与熊掌不可兼得) 熊掌 不可
Literally: “One cannot get fish and bear's paw at the same time.”

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ProverbEdit

魚與熊掌不可兼得

  1. One can't have one's cake and eat it, too.