十年河東,十年河西

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Chinese[edit]

ten; 10 year river east ten; 10 year river west
trad. (十年河東,十年河西) 西
simp. (十年河东,十年河西) 西

Etymology[edit]

Literally: Ten years on the east side of the river, ten years on the west side of the river.

Pronunciation[edit]

Proverb[edit]

十年河東,十年河西

  1. Prosperity and decline never last.
  2. Life has its ups and downs.
  3. Everything in life is cyclical.

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