十年河東,十年河西

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Mandarin[edit]

simpl. 西
trad. 西

Etymology[edit]

Literally: Ten years on the east side of the river, ten years on the west side of the river.

Proverb[edit]

十年河東,十年河西 (traditional, Pinyin shí nián hé dōng, shí nián hé xī, simplified 十年河东,十年河西)

  1. Prosperity and decline never last.
  2. Life has its ups and downs.
  3. Everything in life is cyclical.

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