青出於藍

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Mandarin[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Short for 青出於藍,而勝於藍 (qīngchūyúlán ér shèng yú lán) "blue comes from the indigo plant but is bluer than the plant itself"

Proverb[edit]

青出於藍 (traditional, Pinyin qīngchūyúlán, simplified 青出于蓝)

  1. the student has surpassed his or her teacher

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