不入虎穴,焉得虎子

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Chinese[edit]

(negative prefix); not; no to enter tiger hole; cave where; how
 
a sentence particle used after a verb to show effect; degree or possibility; to have to; must; ought to; to need to; obtain; get; gain; proper; suitable; proud; contented; allow; permit; ready; finished
tiger
 
child; son; (noun suff.); small thing; midnight; 11 p.m.-1 a.m.; seed; egg; 1st earthly branch
simp. and trad.
(不入虎穴,焉得虎子)

Etymology[edit]

Literally: If you don't enter the tiger's den, how will you get the tiger's cub?

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不入虎穴,焉得虎子

  1. No pain, no gain; no risk, no reward; nothing ventured, nothing gained.

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