不如意事,十常八九

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Chinese[edit]

not; no; (negative prefix) to be as one wishes; to be satisfactory
 
matter; thing; item; work; affair
ten; 10
 
always; ever; often; frequently; common; general; constant
eight; 8 nine; 9
simp. and trad.
(不如意事,十常八九)
如意

Etymology[edit]

Literally: events that do not turn out as one wished are happening as often as ten eight and nine

Pronunciation[edit]


Idiom[edit]

不如意事,十常八九

  1. things are constantly going wrong