初生之犢不畏虎

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Chinese[edit]

 
at first; (at the) beginning; first; junior; basic
 
to be born; to give birth; life; to grow; student; raw
 
(literary equivalent of 的); (subor. part.); him; her; it
calf; sacrificial victim (negative prefix); not; no to fear tiger
trad. (初生之犢不畏虎)
simp. (初生之犊不畏虎)

Etymology[edit]

Literally: A newborn calf is not afraid of a tiger.

Pronunciation[edit]

Proverb[edit]

初生之犢不畏虎

  1. A young person is often willing to take risks.

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