不入虎穴,焉得虎子

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Chinese[edit]

not; no; (negative prefix) to enter tiger's den where; how
 
get; obtain; gain; proper; suitable; proud; contented; allow; permit; ready; finished; a sentence particle used after a verb to show effect; degree or possibility; to have to; must; ought to; to need to
tiger's cub
simp. and trad.
(不入虎穴,焉得虎子)
虎穴 虎子

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]


Proverb[edit]

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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