三個臭皮匠,勝過諸葛亮

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Chinese[edit]

three; 3 (a measure word); individual a person of mediocre talent victorious; (also sheng4) able to do; competent enough to
 
(experienced action marker); to cross; to go over; to pass (time); to celebrate (a holiday); to live; to get along; (surname); excessively; too-
Zhuge Liang
trad. (三個臭皮匠,勝過諸葛亮) 臭皮匠 諸葛亮
simp. (三个臭皮匠,胜过诸葛亮) 臭皮匠 诸葛亮

Etymology[edit]

Literally: Three unskilled cobblers are superior to one Zhuge Liang.

Pronunciation[edit]

Proverb[edit]

三個臭皮匠,勝過諸葛亮

  1. Two heads are better than one.

References[edit]

  • “三個臭皮匠,勝過諸葛亮”, Guoyu Cidian On-line Mandarin Dictionary (國語辭典)[1] (in Mandarin), retrieved 2007-12-26