失之东隅,收之桑榆

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Mandarin[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Literally: What you lose in the morning, you gain back in the evening.

Proverb[edit]

失之东隅收之桑榆 (simplified, Pinyin shī zhī dōngyú, shōu zhī sāngyú, traditional 失之東隅,收之桑榆)

  1. An initial loss can turn into a gain later on.

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