物以類聚

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

Chinese[edit]

thing; object; matter
 
to use; according to; so as to; in order to; by; with; because; Israel (abbrev.)
trad. (物以類聚) 類聚
simp. (物以类聚) 类聚

Etymology[edit]

Literally: Things will be gathered together according to category.

Pronunciation[edit]


Proverb[edit]

物以類聚

  1. Birds of a feather flock together.
    物以類聚人以群分 [MSC, trad.]
    物以类聚人以群分 [MSC, simp.]
    Wù yǐ lèijù, rén yǐ qúnfēn. [Pinyin]

References[edit]

  • "物以類聚" (in Mandarin), Guoyu Cidian On-line Mandarin Dictionary (國語辭典). URL accessed on 2009-05-28.