舉頭三尺有神明

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Chinese[edit]

three; 3
 
a Chinese foot (M); one-third of a meter; a ruler; a note musical note on traditional Chinese scale
 
to have; there is; there are; to exist; to be
deity
trad. (舉頭三尺有神明) 舉頭 神明
simp. (举头三尺有神明) 举头 神明

Etymology[edit]

Literally: The gods are only a few feet above your head.

Pronunciation[edit]


Proverb[edit]

舉頭三尺有神明

  1. The gods are watching, so don't think you can get away with anything.

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