病從口入,禍從口出

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Chinese[edit]

 
ailment; illness; disease; fall ill; sick; defect
 
from; obey; observe; follow; second cousin; lax; yielding; unhurried
mouth; (a measure word, for people, livestock or utensils) to enter disaster
 
from; obey; observe; follow; second cousin; lax; yielding; unhurried
mouth; (a measure word, for people, livestock or utensils)
 
to go out; to come out; to occur; to produce; to go beyond; to rise; to put forth; to happen; (a measure word for dramas, plays, or operas)
trad. (病從口入,禍從口出)
simp. (病从口入,祸从口出)

Etymology[edit]

Literally: Disease goes in by the mouth and trouble comes out of the mouth.

Pronunciation[edit]


Proverb[edit]

病從口入,禍從口出

  1. Illness comes in via the mouth because of food and trouble goes out via the mouth because of words.

Descendants[edit]

Sino-Xenic (病從口入,禍從口出):