家家有本難念的經

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Mandarin[edit]

every family
 
to have; there is; there are; to exist; to be
 
roots or stems of plants; origin; source; this; the current; root; foundation; basis; (a measure word)
 
disaster; distress; to scold; difficult (to...); problem; difficulty; difficult; not good
to read aloud
 
really and truly; aim; clear; (possessive, modifying, or descriptive particle); of
 
classics; sacred book; pass through; to undergo; scripture
trad. (家家有本難念的經) 家家
simp. (家家有本难念的经) 家家

Etymology[edit]

Literally: Every family has a text which is unpleasant to read.

Proverb[edit]

家家有本難念的經 (traditional, Pinyin jiājiā yǒu běn nán niàn de jīng, simplified 家家有本难念的经)

  1. Every family has a (sad or unpleasant) story.

References[edit]

  • "家家有本難念的經" (in Mandarin), Guoyu Cidian On-line Mandarin Dictionary (國語辭典). URL accessed on 2009-05-27.

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