解鈴還須繫鈴人

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Chinese[edit]

 
to loosen; to untie; to explain; to remove; to divide; to dissolve; to solve; solution; send under escort
(small) bell
 
pay back; return; also; in addition; more; still; else; yet; (not) yet
beard; necessary; must connect; to tie (small) bell man; person; people
trad. (解鈴還須繫鈴人)
simp. (解铃还须系铃人)

Etymology[edit]

Literally: The person who removes the bell (from the tiger's) neck must be the person who fastened the bell (around the tiger's neck).

Pronunciation[edit]


Idiom[edit]

解鈴還須繫鈴人

  1. The only one who can fix the problem is the one who created the problem.