授人以鱼不如授人以渔

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Etymology[edit]

Literally, "giving a person fish is not as good as giving a person (the technique of) fishing". The words for "fish" () and "fishing" () have been homophonic since Old Chinese, both derived from Proto-Sino-Tibetan *s-ŋja (fish).

Pronunciation[edit]

Proverb[edit]

授人以鱼不如授人以渔

  1. Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.