魚趁生,人趁茈

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Chinese[edit]

fish avail oneself of; take advantage of
 
to be born; to give birth; life; to grow; student; raw
man; person; people avail oneself of; take advantage of Lithospermum officinale; water chestnut
trad. (魚趁生,人趁茈)
simp. (鱼趁生,人趁茈)

Etymology[edit]

Literally, "fish (should be eaten) while fresh, people (should endeavour) while young".

Pronunciation[edit]

Idiom[edit]

魚趁生,人趁茈

  1. (Min Nan) strike while the iron is hot

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