Daily Chinese Proverb: No Pain, No Gain

Posted by Charlie @ Discovering Mandarin Friday, 6 November 2009
This Chinese proverb is in stark contrast to 不劳而获. The English equivalent to this proverb is no pain, no gain. It says without the work, there is no harvest.

一分耕耘, 一分收获
yī fēn gēngyún, yī fēn shōuhuò
Without plowing and weeding there is not a harvest

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  1. Greg Says:
  2. Hmmm, I think I prefer the one with reaping without sowing :-)

  3. Haha. I wish it worked that way.

    Maybe my dissertation would write itself.

    And my company would do well so I could spend all my time actually learning chinese.



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