明知山有虎,偏向虎山行

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Chinese[edit]

 
clear; bright; to understand; next; the Ming dynasty
to know; to be aware mountain; hill
 
to have; there is; there are; to exist; to be
tiger
 
one-sided; to lean; to slant; prejudiced; inclined to one side
 
direction; part; side; towards; to; guide; opposite to
tiger mountain; hill
 
all right; capable; competent; OK; okay; to go; to do; to travel; temporary; to walk; to go; will do; behavior; conduct; a row; profession; professional
simp. and trad.
(明知山有虎,偏向虎山行)

Etymology[edit]

Literally: clearly know that the mountain has tigers, and yet willfully go toward the mountain with tigers

Pronunciation[edit]

Idiom[edit]

明知山有虎,偏向虎山行

  1. to take a risk despite knowing the dangers involved