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See also: 鱼与熊掌不可兼得
fishand; to give; together with; take part in; (interrog. part.) bear's paw cannot; should not; must notdouble; twice; simultaneous; holding two or more (official) posts at the same timeget; obtain; gain; proper; suitable; proud; contented; allow; permit; ready; finished; a sentence particle used after a verb to show effect; degree or possibility; to have to; must; ought to; to need to trad. (魚與熊掌不可兼得) 魚 與 熊掌 不可 兼 得 simp. (鱼与熊掌不可兼得) 鱼 与 熊掌 不可 兼 得 Literally: “One cannot get fish and bear's paw at the same time.”
- One can't have one's cake and eat it, too.