一山不容二虎

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Chinese[edit]

 
one; 1; single; a; (before verbs) as soon as, once; (before a noun) entire (family, etc.)
mountain; hill (negative prefix); not; no
 
to hold; to contain; to allow; appearance; look; countenance
two; 2 tiger
simp. and trad.
(一山不容二虎)

Etymology[edit]

Literally: One mountain cannot abide two tigers.

Pronunciation[edit]

Proverb[edit]

一山不容二虎

  1. There can only be one alpha male.
  2. This town isn't big enough for the two of us.

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