侯門深似海

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Mandarin[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Chapter 6 of the Dream of the Red Chamber

Literally: The nobleman's gates are deep like the sea.

Proverb[edit]

侯門深似海 (traditional, Pinyin hóu mén shēn sì hǎi, simplified 侯门深似海)

  1. The mansions of nobility are inaccessible to the common people.

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