古今多少事,都付笑談中

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Mandarin[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

  • From the last line of the opening poem of Romance of the Three Kingdoms
    Literally: How many things from past and present have they laughed and talked about with each other?

Proverb[edit]

古今多少事,都付笑談中 (traditional, Pinyin gǔjīn duōshǎo shì, dōu fù xiàotán zhōng, simplified 古今多少事,都付笑谈中)

  1. It is better to keep an open mind with respect to right and wrong or success and failure when evaluating historical developments.

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