不见棺材不掉泪

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Mandarin[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Literally: not shed a tear until one sees the coffin

Proverb[edit]

不见棺材不掉泪 (simplified, Pinyin bù jiàn guāncái bù diàolèi, traditional 不見棺材不掉淚)

  1. Refuse to be convinced until one is faced with the grim reality; tenacious, resolute or pertinacious in one's pursuit of a goal despite of obstacles or advice.

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References[edit]

  • "不见棺材不掉泪" (in Mandarin), Guoyu Cidian On-line Mandarin Dictionary (國語辭典). URL accessed on 2009-05-11.

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