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近朱者赤,近墨者黑
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jìn
zhū
zhě
chì,
jìn
zhě
hēi
赤,


Near vermilion, one gets stained pink; near ink, one gets stained black.

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酒逢知己千杯少,话不投机半句多
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jiǔ
féng
zhī
qiān
bēi
shǎo,
huà
tóu
bàn
duō
少,


If you drink with a bosom friend, a thousand cups are not enough; if you argue with someone, half a sentence is too much.

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空穴来风,未必无因
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kōng
xué
lái
fēng,
wèi
yīn
风,
                                    
                                         Weakness lends wings to rumors.
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苦海无涯,回头是岸
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 hǎi
yá, 
 huí
 tóu 
 shì
àn 
 海
 无
 崖,
 回
  是

 The sea of suffering is boundless; yet a turn of the gear is the other shore.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 August 2009 15:44
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老当益壮,穷当益坚
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lǎo
dāng
zhuàng,
qióng
dāng
jiān
壮,

 
                                  Old but vigorous, poor but ambitious.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 August 2009 18:36
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良药苦口利于病,忠言逆耳利于行
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liáng
yào
kǒu
bìng,
zhōng
yán
ěr
xíng
病,

It takes bitter medicine to cure a disease properly, and it takes blunt advice to put us on the right track.

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