多多益善

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Chinese[edit]

 
much; a lot; lots and lots
benefit; increase good
simp. and trad.
(多多益善)
多多

Etymology[edit]

From a quote by the Han dynasty general Han Xin, recorded in Shiji: Once Emperor Gaozu of Han talks with him about how many soldiers a military officer can command. Han Xin asserted that the emperor can command no more than one million, but when asked about himself, he said:

多多 [Classical Chinese, trad. and simp.]
From: The Records of the Grand Historian, by Sima Qian, circa 91 BCE
Chén duōduō ér yì shàn ěr. [Pinyin]
As for me, the more, the better.

Pronunciation[edit]


Proverb[edit]

多多益善

  1. the more the merrier

Derived terms[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja in this term

Noun[edit]

多多益善 (dadaikseon) (hangeul 다다익선)

  1. Hanja form? of 다다익선 (the more the merrier).