千里之行,始於足下

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Chinese[edit]

thousand li, a Chinese unit of length = one-half kilometer; neighborhood; hometown
 
(literary equivalent of 的); (subor. part.); him; her; it
 
all right; capable; competent; OK; okay; to go; to do; to travel; temporary; to walk; to go; will do; behavior; conduct; a row; profession; professional
begin
 
in; at; to; from; by; than; out of; (surname)
foot; to be sufficient
 
under; second (of two parts); next (week, etc.); lower; below; underneath; down(wards); to decline; to go down; latter
trad. (千里之行,始於足下)
simp. (千里之行,始于足下)

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]


Idiom[edit]

千里之行,始於足下

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