長痛不如短痛

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Chinese[edit]

 
long; length; forever; always; constantly; chief; head; elder; to grow; to develop
ache; pain; sorrow
 
it would be better to, let's; not like; not equal to; not as good as; cannot compare to
lack; short ache; pain; sorrow
trad. (長痛不如短痛) 不如
simp. (长痛不如短痛) 不如

Etymology[edit]

Literally: Long-term pain is not as good as short-term pain.

Pronunciation[edit]


Proverb[edit]

長痛不如短痛

  1. It is better to suffer short-term pain so that one will not have to suffer long-term pain; It is better to just get it over with, rather than prolong the agony.