打是疼,罵是愛

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Chinese[edit]

 
beat; strike; break; mix up; build; fight; fetch; make; tie up; issue; shoot; calculate; since; from; dozen
 
is; are; am; yes; to be
 
(it) hurts; love fondly; ache; pain; sore
scold; abuse
 
is; are; am; yes; to be
 
to love; affection; to be fond of; to like
trad. (打是疼,罵是愛)
simp. (打是疼,骂是爱)

Etymology[edit]

Literally: Beating is (a sign of) affection, (and) cursing is (a sign of) love.

Pronunciation[edit]


Proverb[edit]

打是疼,罵是愛

  1. Sometimes harsh words or deeds can demonstrate one's love; Tough love is sometimes the only way.