溫故知新

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See also: 温故知新

Chinese[edit]

(luke)warm; to review
 
happening; instance; reason
happening; instance; reason; cause; deceased; old
to know; to be aware new; newly; meso- (chem.)
trad. (溫故知新/温故知新) /
simp. (温故知新)

Etymology[edit]

From the Analects:

:「可以。」 [Classical Chinese, trad.]
:“可以。” [Classical Chinese, simp.]
From: The Analects of Confucius, circa 475 – 221 BCE, translated based on James Legge's version
Zǐ yuē: “Wēn ér zhī xīn, kěyǐ wéi shī yǐ.” [Pinyin]
The Master said, "If a man keeps cherishing his old knowledge, so as continually to be acquiring new, he may be a teacher of others."

Pronunciation[edit]


Idiom[edit]

溫故知新

  1. reviewing learnt knowledge helps one understand it better; reviewing the past helps one understand the present

Vietnamese[edit]

Hán tự in this term

Idiom[edit]

溫故知新

  1. Hán tự form of ôn cố tri tân.