書中自有顏如玉

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Mandarin[edit]

book; letter
 
middle; center; within; among; in; while (doing sth); during; China; Chinese; hit (the mark)
 
from; self; oneself; since
 
to have; there is; there are; to exist; to be
(surname); color; countenance as (if); such as jade
trad. (書中自有顏如玉)
simp. (书中自有颜如玉)

Etymology[edit]

Literally: A book holds a face as smooth as jade.

Proverb[edit]

書中自有顏如玉 (traditional, Pinyin shū zhōng zì yǒu yán rú yù, simplified 书中自有颜如玉)

  1. If you study hard, you will be successful, and a beautiful woman will want to marry you.

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