打是疼,罵是愛

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Mandarin[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Literally: Beating is (a sign of) affection, (and) cursing is (a sign of) love.

Proverb[edit]

打是疼罵是愛 (traditional, Pinyin dǎ shì téng, mà shì ài, simplified 打是疼,骂是爱)

  1. Sometimes harsh words or deeds can demonstrate one's love; Tough love is sometimes the only way.

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