不孝有三,無後為大

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Mandarin[edit]

 
to have; there is; there are; to exist; to be
three; 3
 
-less; not to have; no; none; not; to lack; un-
 
back; behind; rear; afterwards; after; later
 
because of; for; to; act as; take...to be; to be; to do; to serve as; to become
 
big; great; huge; large; major; wide; deep; oldest; eldest; doctor
trad. (不孝有三,無後為大) 不孝
simp. (不孝有三,无后为大) 不孝

Etymology[edit]

A quote from Mencius (孟子)

Proverb[edit]

不孝有三無後為大 (traditional, Pinyin bùxiào yǒu sān, wú hòu wéi dà, simplified 不孝有三,无后为大)

  1. There are three ways to be unfilial, the worst is to not produce offspring.

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