虎父無犬子

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Chinese[edit]

tiger father
 
-less; not to have; no; none; not; to lack; un-
dog
 
child; son; (noun suff.); small thing; midnight; 11 p.m.-1 a.m.; seed; egg; 1st earthly branch
trad. (虎父無犬子)
simp. (虎父无犬子)

Etymology[edit]

Literally: A papa tiger does not have a puppy for a son.

Pronunciation[edit]


Proverb[edit]

虎父無犬子

  1. like father, like son