屋漏偏逢連夜雨

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Mandarin[edit]

house; room
 
funnel; to leak; to let out; to divulge
 
one-sided; to lean; to slant; prejudiced; inclined to one side
every time; meet by chance
 
(surname); even; as; join; to link; successively
night rain
trad. (屋漏偏逢連夜雨)
simp. (屋漏偏逢连夜雨)

Etymology[edit]

Literally: When the roof is leaking, that's when you'll get several continuous nights of rain.

Proverb[edit]

屋漏偏逢連夜雨 (traditional, Pinyin wū lòu piān féng lián yè yǔ, simplified 屋漏偏逢连夜雨)

  1. when it rains, it pours

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