Chinese Daily Proverb: Solving Problems

Posted by Charlie @ Discovering Mandarin Sunday, 16 August 2009
Todays proverb means to solve two problems through one action. This promotes effiency and the saying relates to adding value to certain decisions when it has extra or hidden benefits.

yī jiàn shuāng diāo
Kill two birds with one Arrow

This saying is more commonly known in English as: Killing two birds with one stone.

It can also be expressed as:

yī shí èr wū

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  1. Anonymous Says:
  2. also 一石二烏 (yi shi er niao) with the same meaning.


  3. Thanks for the additional information Wanchi, I will add them in. :)


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