三十年河東,三十年河西

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Chinese[edit]

thirty year river east thirty year river west
trad. (三十年河東,三十年河西) 三十 三十 西
simp. (三十年河东,三十年河西) 三十 三十 西
Literally: “Thirty years on the east side of the river, thirty years on the west side of the river.”.

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Proverb[edit]

三十年河東,三十年河西

  1. Prosperity and decline never last.
  2. Life has its ups and downs.
  3. Everything in life is cyclical.
  4. Easy come, easy go.

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