不見棺材不掉淚

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Chinese[edit]

to not see coffin not; no; (negative prefix)
trad. (不見棺材不掉淚) 不見 棺材 掉淚
simp. (不见棺材不掉泪) 不见 棺材 掉泪

Etymology[edit]

Literally: not shed a tear until one sees the coffin

Pronunciation[edit]


Proverb[edit]

不見棺材不掉淚

  1. Refuse to be convinced until one is faced with the grim reality; tenacious, resolute or pertinacious in one's pursuit of a goal despite of obstacles or advice.

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References[edit]

  • “不見棺材不掉淚”, in Guoyu Cidian On-line Mandarin Dictionary (國語辭典)[1] (in Mandarin), accessed 2009-05-11