千里之行,始于足下

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Mandarin[edit]

simpl. 千里始于
trad. 千里之行,始於足下

Etymology[edit]

A quote by Chinese philosopher Laozi (c 604-c 531 bc), founder of Taoism.

Pronunciation[edit]

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin qiānlǐ zhī xíng, shǐyú zúxià
Zhuyin ㄑㄧㄢ ㄌㄧˇ ㄓ ㄒㄧㄥˊ , ㄕˇ ㄩˊ ㄗㄨˊ ㄒㄧㄚˋ
IPA (key) /t͡ɕʰi̯ɛn⁵⁵ li²¹⁴⁻²¹¹ ʈ͡ʂʐ̩⁵⁵ ɕiŋ³⁵ ʂʐ̩²¹⁴⁻²¹¹ y³⁵ t͡su³⁵ ɕi̯a̠⁵¹/

Idiom[edit]

千里之行,始于足下 (simplified, Pinyin qiānlǐ zhī xíng, shǐyú zúxià, traditional 千里之行,始於足下)

  1. a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step