多多益善

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Chinese[edit]

 
benefit; increase good
simp. and trad.
(多多益善)
多多

Etymology[edit]

From Shiji:

從容:「幾何?」:「陛下不過。」:「何如?」:「多多。」 [Classical Chinese, trad.][▼ expand/hide]
从容:“几何?”:“陛下不过。”:“何如?”:“多多。” [Classical Chinese, simp.]
From: The Records of the Grand Historian, by Sima Qian, circa 91 BCE
Shàng cháng cóngróng yǔ Xìn yán zhū jiàng néng bù, gè yǒu chā. Shàng wèn yuē: “Rú wǒ néng jiàng jǐhé?” Xìn yuē: “Bìxià bùguò néng jiàng shí wàn.” Shàng yuē: “Yú jūn hérú?” Yuē: “Chén duōduō ér shàn ěr.” [Pinyin]
His majesty chatted with Han Xin about the capabilities of the generals. Each had their shortcomings. His majesty asked, "How many troops could I lead?" Han Xin replied, "Your highness should not lead more than 100,000." His majesty said, "And what about you?" "For your humble servant, the more the merrier!" said Han Xin.

Pronunciation[edit]


Proverb[edit]

多多益善

  1. the more the merrier

Korean[edit]

Hanja in this term

Noun[edit]

多多益善 (dadaikseon) (hangeul 다다익선)

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