Listen to Shirley to Explain this Idiom & Follow Me to Read It
Today, I would like to introduce the 1st Chinese idiom for you. Yu Su Ze Du Da -- Haste Makes Waste. It is from the Analects of Confucius(551 BC ? 479 BC) about 2500 years ago, until now, it has been used by Chinese people in our daily life.
Last week, I named my letter to you with this idiom and I explained its meaning with my own lessons -- if we work in a too hurry, we cannot in fact meet our original purpose, even though it is a good wish... I am sure, via the letter, you have known what the meaning of Yu Su Ze Du Da is.
Now, I would like to show you the original Literary Quotation, and how we should read it and use it.
You are welcome to clink the Idiom -- 欲速则不达 , to open the New Character Board, to see its Chinese pinyin, meaning, pronunciation and follow me to read it
Idiom 001: Yu Su Ze Du Da -- by Confucius。
Meaning : Haste Makes Waste; Haste Makes slow; if we work in a hurry, we cannot really meet our purpose.
Origin & Literary Quotation: the Analects of Confucius (551 BC ? 479 BC)
One of the students Zi Xia was the government official of Ju, he asked Confucius how to rule the place. Confucius said, "Do not work in a hurry, do not only see the small things and pursue the little benefit. If you work in a hurry, you cannot meet what you are purposing; if you be in pursuit of the little benefit, you cannot make a great career. "
子 夏 为 莒 宰, 问 政。子 曰 ： “ 无 欲 速，无 见 小 利。 欲 速 则 不 达 ，见 小 利 则 大 事 不成。”
―《论 语 • 子 路 》
Pronunciation: Yù sù zé bù dá。
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Chinese Characters: 欲速则不达。
欲 - yù
速 - sù
则 - zé
不 - bù
达 - dá
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Written, Translated & Recorded Sun, Oct 31, 2010