送君千里,終須一別

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Mandarin[edit]

 
to deliver; to carry; to give (as a present); to present (with); to see off; to send
 
monarch; lord; gentleman; ruler
thousand li, a Chinese unit of length = one-half kilometer; neighborhood; hometown end; finish beard; necessary; must
 
one; 1; single; a; (before verbs) as soon as, once; (before a noun) entire (family, etc.)
 
contrary; difficult; awkward; leave; depart; separate; distinguish; classify; other; another; do not; must not; to pin
trad. (送君千里,終須一別)
simp. (送君千里,终须一别)

Etymology[edit]

Literally: Even if you see a friend off for a thousand li, in the end you still have to part.

Proverb[edit]

送君千里終須一別 (traditional, Pinyin sòng jūn qiān lǐ, zhōng xū yī bié, simplified 送君千里,终须一别)

  1. It is time for us to part company.

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