不如意事,十常八九

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

Chinese[edit]

(negative prefix); not; no satisfactory; according to one's wishes
 
matter; thing; item; work; affair
ten; 10
 
always; ever; often; frequently; common; general; constant
eight; 8
simp. and trad.
(不如意事,十常八九)
如意

Etymology[edit]

Literally: events that do not turn out as one wished are happening as often as ten eight and nine

Pronunciation[edit]

Idiom[edit]

不如意事,十常八九

  1. things are constantly going wrong