高處不勝寒

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See also: 高处不胜寒

Chinese[edit]

high; tall
 
a place; location; spot; point; office; department; bureau; respect; to reside; to live; to dwell; to be in; to stay; get along with; to be in a position of; deal with
not; no; (negative prefix) victorious; able to do; competent enough to cold; poor; to tremble
trad. (高處不勝寒)
simp. (高处不胜寒)
Literally: “One can't withstand the cold when in high places.”.

Etymology[edit]

From "Shuidiao Getou—Mid-Autumn of Bingchen" (《水調歌頭·丙辰中秋》) by Su Shi.

Pronunciation[edit]


Proverb[edit]

高處不勝寒

  1. It's lonely at the top.

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