一人得道,鸡犬升天

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Mandarin[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Literally: When a man attains the Tao, even his pets ascend to heaven.

Proverb[edit]

一人得道鸡犬升天 (simplified, Pinyin yī rén dé dào, jī quǎn shēng tiān, traditional 一人得道,雞犬升天)

  1. When a man gets to the top, all his friends and relations get there with him.

References[edit]

  • 1985, Jingrong (ed.) Wu, The Pinyin CHINESE-ENGLISH DICTIONARY (in Mandarin/English), Beijing, Hong Kong: The Commercial Press, ISBN 0471867969:
  • "一人得道,鸡犬升天" (in Mandarin/English), Dr. eye. URL accessed on 2010-06-05.

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