塞翁失馬

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Chinese[edit]

 
to stuff; to stop up; to squeeze in; strategic pass; piston; unenlightened; Serb (abbr.); Serbian
(surname); elderly person to lose; to miss; to fail horse; horse chess piece; Surname
trad. (塞翁失馬)
simp. (塞翁失马)

Etymology[edit]

From: 塞翁失馬,焉知非福 (When the old man from the frontier lost his horse, how could one have known that it would not be fortuitous?)

Pronunciation[edit]


Proverb[edit]

塞翁失馬

  1. A setback may turn out to be a blessing in disguise.
  2. Every cloud has a silver lining.