逆水行舟

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Chinese[edit]

 
contrary; opposite; backwards; to go against; to oppose; to betray; to rebel
water; river
 
all right; capable; competent; OK; okay; to go; to do; to travel; temporary; to walk; to go; will do; behavior; conduct; a row; profession; professional
boat
simp. and trad.
(逆水行舟)

Etymology[edit]

Literally: make the boat go against the current

Pronunciation[edit]


Idiom[edit]

逆水行舟

  1. to diligently engage in one's studies (like a boat going against the currents)
  2. to go against the tide

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