食之無味,棄之可惜

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Chinese[edit]

 
eat; food; to feed; animal feed
 
(literary equivalent of 的); (subor. part.); him; her; it
 
-less; not to have; no; none; not; to lack; un-
taste
 
abandon; relinquish; to discard; to throw away
 
(literary equivalent of 的); (subor. part.); him; her; it
a shame; too bad
trad. (食之無味,棄之可惜) 可惜
simp. (食之无味,弃之可惜) 可惜

Etymology[edit]

Literally: some food may lack flavor, but it would still be a pity to throw it away

Pronunciation[edit]

Idiom[edit]

食之無味,棄之可惜

  1. some things have no apparent value, but one still can't bear to throw them away