兵來將擋,水來土掩

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Mandarin[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Literally: (If enemy) soldiers come, a general (should) stop them. (If flood) waters come, the earth (should) stem it.

Proverb[edit]

兵來將擋,水來土掩 (traditional, Pinyin bīng lái jiàng dǎng, shuǐ lái tǔ yǎn, simplified 兵来将挡,水来土掩)

  1. Take such measures as the situation calls for.

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