失之東隅,收之桑榆

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

Mandarin[edit]

simpl.
trad.

Etymology[edit]

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

Proverb[edit]

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

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

External links[edit]