不到黃河心不死

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Chinese[edit]

(negative prefix); not; no
 
to (a place); until (a time); up to; to go; to arrive
the Yellow River heart; mind (negative prefix); not; no
 
to die; inpassable; uncrossable; inflexible; rigid
trad. (不到黃河心不死) 黃河
simp. (不到黄河心不死) 黄河

Etymology[edit]

Literally: one's resolve will not die until one reaches the Yellow River

Pronunciation[edit]


Idiom[edit]

不到黃河心不死

  1. Until all is over, ambition never dies; not stop until one reaches one's goal; not to give up hope until one comes to one's tether's end; not to stop until one reaches the Yellow river; refuse to give up until all hope is gone.

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