斬草不除根,春風吹又生

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Chinese[edit]

behead; chop
 
grass; straw; draft (of a document); careless; rough; manuscript; hasty
(negative prefix); not; no to root out; to remove by the roots spring breeze
 
to blow; blast; puff; boast; brag; end in failure
 
(once) again; also; both... and...; again
 
to be born; to give birth; life; to grow; student; raw
trad. (斬草不除根,春風吹又生) 除根 春風
simp. (斩草不除根,春风吹又生) 除根 春风

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Proverb[edit]

斬草不除根,春風吹又生

  1. When cutting down weeds, you must get at the roots. Otherwise, the weeds will return with the spring breeze.