魚趁生,人趁茈

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Min Nan[edit]

simpl. 鱼趁生,人趁茈
trad.

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ hi˨˩tʰan˥˧tɕʰĩ˥˥laŋ˨˩tʰan˥˧tɕĩ˥˧ ]

Idiom[edit]

魚趁生,人趁茈 (traditional, POJ hî-thàn-chhiⁿ, lâng-thàn-chíⁿ, traditional 魚趁生,人趁茈, simplified 鱼趁生,人趁茈)

  1. strike while the iron is hot

See also[edit]