上有天堂,下有蘇杭

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Chinese[edit]

 
on; up; on top; upon; first (of two parts); previous or last (week, etc.); upper; higher; above; previous; to climb; to go into; above; to go up
 
to have; there is; there are; to exist; to be
heaven; paradise
 
under; second (of two parts); next (week, etc.); lower; below; underneath; down(wards); to decline; to go down; latter
 
to have; there is; there are; to exist; to be
Suhang .
trad. (上有天堂,下有蘇杭) 天堂 蘇杭
simp. (上有天堂,下有苏杭) 天堂 苏杭

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上有天堂,下有蘇杭

  1. There is heaven above and there is Suzhou and Hangzhou below. This phrase praises the virtues of these two cities in respectively Jiangsu and Zhejiang provinces.