兵来将挡,水来土掩

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Mandarin[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Literally: If enemy soldiers come, a general stops them. If flood waters come, the earth covers it.

Proverb[edit]

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

  1. Take such measures as the situation calls for.

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