生不带来,死不带去

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Mandarin[edit]

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trad.

Etymology[edit]

Literally: You can't bring it with you from before birth, and you can't take with you after you're dead.

Proverb[edit]

生不带来死不带去 (simplified, Pinyin shēng bù dài lái, sǐ bù dài qù, traditional 生不帶來,死不帶去)

  1. used to advise people to refrain from being obsessed with material possessions

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