屋漏更遭連夜雨

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Chinese[edit]

house; room
 
funnel; to leak; to let out; to divulge
 
to change; more; even more; further; still; still more; to change
 
a time; incident; meet by chance; turn
the same night; that very night; all through the night rain
trad. (屋漏更遭連夜雨) 連夜
simp. (屋漏更遭连夜雨) 连夜

Etymology[edit]

Literally: The roof is leaking, and it has been raining night after night

Pronunciation[edit]

Idiom[edit]

屋漏更遭連夜雨

  1. describes when a string of unlucky events occur in rapid succession

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