天下興亡,匹夫有責

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Mandarin[edit]

the world; everything under the sky; all under heaven a commoner; an ordinary citizen; an ordinary man
 
to have; there is; there are; to exist; to be
 
duty; responsibility; to reproach; to blame
trad. (天下興亡,匹夫有責) 天下 興亡 匹夫
simp. (天下兴亡,匹夫有责) 天下 兴亡 匹夫

Phrase[edit]

天下興亡匹夫有責 (traditional, Pinyin tiānxià xīngwáng, pǐfū yǒu zé, simplified 天下兴亡,匹夫有责)

  1. Whether a nation stands or falls depends on ordinary citizens.

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