朽木不可雕

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Chinese[edit]

rotten wood cannot engrave; shrewd
simp. and trad.
(朽木不可雕)
朽木 不可

Etymology[edit]

Literally: One cannot make a carving from rotten wood.

Pronunciation[edit]


Proverb[edit]

朽木不可雕

  1. You can’t get pete from a tree; You can’t teach a student that doesn’t have the aptitude.