讀書破萬卷

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See also: 读书破万卷

Chinese[edit]

to read books
 
to break; to split; broken; damaged; worn out
trad. (讀書破萬卷) 讀書 萬卷
simp. (读书破万卷) 读书 万卷
Literally: “have read more than 10,000 scrolls”.

Etymology[edit]

A quote from a poem by Du Fu:

讀書萬卷下筆如有神 [Classical Chinese, trad.]
读书万卷下笔如有神 [Classical Chinese, simp.]
Dúshū wànjuàn, xiàbǐ rú yǒushén. [Pinyin]
Having pored over ten thousand volumes, one can write with godly power.

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Idiom[edit]

讀書破萬卷

  1. describes someone who is well-read

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