自掃門前雪

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Chinese[edit]

 
from; self; oneself; since
broom; to sweep
 
opening; door; gate; doorway; gateway; valve; switch; way to do something; knack; family; house; (religious) sect; school (of thought); class; category; phylum or division (taxonomy)
 
before; in front; ago; former; previous; earlier; front
snow
trad. (自掃門前雪)
simp. (自扫门前雪)

Etymology[edit]

Literally: (only) sweep away the snow in front of one's own door

Pronunciation[edit]


Idiom[edit]

自掃門前雪

  1. only worry about one's own affairs; to not involve oneself in other's affairs
    相處自掃門前雪心態應當彼此關懷互相幫助
    When relating to others, one should not have an attitude of merely worrying about one's own affairs, we should care for and help one another.