day; sky; heavento seem; like; as; if day; sky; heaven alsoold; aged; venerable; outdated; experienced; (affectionate prefix) simp. and trad.
天 若 有情 天 亦 老
From a poem by Li He (790-816).
- Cantonese (Jyutping): tin1 joek6 jau5 cing4 tin1 jik6 lou5
- (Standard Cantonese, Guangzhou)
- If Heaven had feelings, Heaven too would grow old. (Things are sad and bleak and there is no justice in the world.)