君子一言,快馬一鞭

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Mandarin[edit]

junzi
 
one; 1; single; a; (before verbs) as soon as, once; (before a noun) entire (family, etc.)
 
to speak; to say; talk; word
fast; quick; swift horse; horse chess piece; Surname
 
one; 1; single; a; (before verbs) as soon as, once; (before a noun) entire (family, etc.)
a whip or lash; to flog; slash or whip
trad. (君子一言,快馬一鞭) 君子
simp. (君子一言,快马一鞭) 君子

Etymology[edit]

Literally: If a gentleman says it, (it shall be done as if spurring) a fast horse (to gallop with) a single (strike of the) whip.

Proverb[edit]

君子一言快馬一鞭 (traditional, Pinyin jūnzǐ yī yán, kuài mǎ yī biān, simplified 君子一言,快马一鞭)

  1. A gentleman's word is as good as gold.

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