春江水暖鴨先知

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Chinese[edit]

 
spring (time); gay; joyful; youthful; love; lust; life
river water; river warm duck
 
early; prior; former; in advance; first
to know; to be aware
trad. (春江水暖鴨先知)
simp. (春江水暖鸭先知)

Etymology[edit]

Literally: If the waters of the spring river are warm, the ducks will be the first to know.

Pronunciation[edit]


Proverb[edit]

春江水暖鴨先知

  1. Professionals within an industry or profession will be the first to notice a change in circumstances.