工欲善其事,必先利其器

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Mandarin[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Etymology[edit]

Literally: If a workman wishes to do a good job, he must first sharpen his tools.

Proverb[edit]

工欲善其事必先利其器 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin gōng yù shàn qí shì, bì xiān lì qí qì)

  1. One must have good tools in order to do a good job.

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