冰凍三尺,非一日之寒

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Mandarin[edit]

simpl. 冰冻三尺,非一日之寒
trad.

Etymology[edit]

Literally: Three feet of ice is not the result of one cold day.

Proverb[edit]

冰凍三尺,非一日之寒 (traditional, Pinyin bīng dòng sān chǐ, fēi yī rì zhī hán, simplified 冰冻三尺,非一日之寒)

  1. Rome wasn't built in a day.
  2. One can not become an expert in a difficult subject overnight.

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