如人饮水,冷暖自知

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Mandarin[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Literally: If a person drinks the water, he will know for himself whether it is warm or cold.

Proverb[edit]

如人饮水,冷暖自知 (simplified, Pinyin rú rén yǐn shuǐ, lěng nuǎn zì zhī, traditional 如人飲水,冷暖自知)

  1. One must personally experience something in order to know what it's like.

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