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A House Might be Worth 1 Million Dollars, But Good Neighbors are Worth 10 Million.

China bǎi wàn mǎi zhái qiān wàn mǎi lín
A House Might be Worth 1 Million Dollars, But Good Neighbors are Worth 10 Million. Wall Scroll

This Chinese proverb literally translates as:
[It may cost a] million to buy a house, [but] ten million to find [good] neighbors.

Figuratively, this means:
Good neighbors are hard to find.
Good neighbors are even more important than the quality of one's house.




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The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...

Title CharactersVarious forms of Romanized Chinese
A House Might be Worth 1 Million Dollars, But Good Neighbors are Worth 10 Million. 百萬買宅千萬買鄰
百万买宅千万买邻
bǎi wàn mǎi zhái qiān wàn mǎi lín
bai3 wan4 mai3 zhai2 qian1 wan4 mai3 lin2
bai wan mai zhai qian wan mai lin
pai wan mai chai ch`ien wan mai lin
pai wan mai chai chien wan mai lin
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A nice Chinese calligraphy wall scroll

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A professional Chinese Calligrapher

Professional calligraphers are getting to be hard to find these days.
Instead of drawing characters by hand, the new generation in China merely type roman letters into their computer keyboards and pick the character that they want from a list that pops up.

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A high-ranked Chinese master calligrapher that I met in Zhongwei

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