船到橋頭自然直

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Mandarin[edit]

a boat; vessel; ship
 
to (a place); until (a time); up to; to go; to arrive
bridgehead nature; natural world
 
straight; vertical; frank; directly; straightly; upright
trad. (船到橋頭自然直) 橋頭 自然
simp. (船到桥头自然直) 桥头 自然

Etymology[edit]

Literally: When the boat gets to the end of the bridge, it will naturally straighten itself out.

Proverb[edit]

船到橋頭自然直 (traditional, Pinyin chuán dào qiáotóu zìrán zhí, simplified 船到桥头自然直)

  1. we'll cross that bridge when we come to it

References[edit]

  • "船到橋頭自然直" (in Mandarin), Guoyu Cidian On-line Mandarin Dictionary (國語辭典). URL accessed on 2008-07-28.

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