男兒膝下有黃金

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Mandarin[edit]

a man
 
to have; there is; there are; to exist; to be
gold
trad. (男兒膝下有黃金) 男兒 膝下 黃金
simp. (男儿膝下有黄金) 男儿 膝下 黄金

Etymology[edit]

Literally: There is gold under a man's knees (so why kneel down?).

Proverb[edit]

男兒膝下有黃金 (traditional, Pinyin nán'ér xīxià yǒu huángjīn, simplified 男儿膝下有黄金)

  1. A man should have dignity and not grovel or bow down.

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