讀書破萬卷

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Chinese[edit]

to read
 
to break; to split; broken; damaged; worn out
ten thousand; a great number; Wan (surname)
 
chapter; examination paper; to roll (up); to sweep up; to carry on
trad. (讀書破萬卷) 讀書
simp. (读书破万卷) 读书

Etymology[edit]

A quote from a poem by Du Fu

  • Literally: have read more than 10,000 scrolls

Pronunciation[edit]

Idiom[edit]

讀書破萬卷

  1. describes someone who is well-read
    讀書破萬卷下筆如有神
    well read, and an accomplished writer

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References[edit]

  • "讀書破萬卷" (in Mandarin), Guoyu Cidian On-line Mandarin Dictionary (國語辭典). URL accessed on 2008-01-03.

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