書到用時方恨少

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Mandarin[edit]

book; letter
 
to (a place); until (a time); up to; to go; to arrive
to use
 
o'clock; time; when; hour; season; period
 
square; quadrilateral; direction; just
to hate
 
young; few; little; lack
trad. (書到用時方恨少)
simp. (书到用时方恨少)

Proverb[edit]

書到用時方恨少 (traditional, Pinyin shū dào yòng shí fāng hèn shǎo, simplified 书到用时方恨少)

  1. It is only when it comes time to apply knowledge that you regret not acquiring enough of it.

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