học nhi bất tư, tắc võng

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VietnameseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Chinese 學而不思則罔,思而不學則殆, whence also the Japanese 学びて思わざれば則ち罔し.

PronunciationEdit

  • (Hà Nội) IPA(key): [hɐwʔk͡p̚˧ˀ˨ʔ ɲi˧˧ ˀɓɜʔt̚˧ˀ˦ tɨ̞̠˧˧ tɐʔk̚˧ˀ˦ vɐwŋ͡m˦ˀ˥]
  • (Huế) IPA(key): [hɐwʔk͡p̚˨ˀ˨ʔ ɲɪj˧˧ ˀɓɜʔk̚˦˥ tɨ̞̠ɰ˧˧ tɐʔk̚˦˥ vɐwŋ͡m˧˩]
  • (Hồ Chí Minh City) IPA(key): [hɐwʔk͡p̚˨ˀ˧ʔ ɲ̻ɪj˧˥ ˀɓɜʔk̚˦ˀ˥ tɨ̞̠ɰ˧˥ tɐʔk̚˦ˀ˥ vʲɐwŋ͡m˨˦]

IdiomEdit

học nhi bất , tắc võng

  1. If one learns without thinking, one will be lost in his learning.