人無千日好,花無百日紅

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Chinese[edit]

man; person; people
 
-less; not to have; no; none; not; to lack; un-
thousand
 
day; sun; date; day of the month; Japan (abbrev.)
good; well; be fond of
 
flower; blossom; to spend (money, time); fancy pattern
 
-less; not to have; no; none; not; to lack; un-
hundred
 
day; sun; date; day of the month; Japan (abbrev.)
 
red; revolutionary; prosperity; bonus; popular
trad. (人無千日好,花無百日紅)
simp. (人无千日好,花无百日红)

Etymology[edit]

Literally: There is no person that has 1000 good days (in a row), and no flower that stays red for 100 days.

Pronunciation[edit]


Proverb[edit]

人無千日好,花無百日紅

  1. Nothing good lasts forever; all good things must come to an end.