水滴石穿

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Chinese[edit]

water; river a drop; to drip rock; stone; 10 pecks
 
to bore through; pierce; perforate; penetrate; pass through; to dress; to wear; to put on; to thread
simp. and trad.
(水滴石穿)
穿

Etymology[edit]

Literally: Dripping water wears through rock.

Pronunciation[edit]


Proverb[edit]

水滴石穿

  1. Little strokes fell great oaks.