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風雨 is wind and rain in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja.
This can also refer to the elements or trials and hardships (in life).
This proverb is often translated as, "Go ahead as planned regardless of the weather" or, "[Overcome] despite the rain and wind."
This Chinese proverb suggests that you are willing (or should be willing) to overcome any adversity, and accomplish your task at hand.
There is a second/optional part to this phrase which suggests that you should do this together with someone (see our other 8-character version if you want the full phrase).
This title for water dragon is the hornless or scaled dragon. 蛟龍 is the king of all aquatic animals with the ability to control rain and floods.
In Japanese, the rain dragon can represent hidden genius. This dragon's domain is the deep murky water, thus with hidden potential. This can also be the Japanese given name Kouryuu.
This Chinese proverb literally translates as: Mend the roof while the weather is fine, [and when you are] not yet thirsty, dig the well beforehand.
In simple terms, this means: Always be prepared in advance.
The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...
|Title||Characters||Romaji(Romanized Japanese)||Various forms of Romanized Chinese|
|Rain||雨||ame||yǔ / yu3 / yu||yü|
|Rain Drop||雨滴||uteki||yǔ dī / yu3 di1 / yu di / yudi||yü ti / yüti|
|Wind and Rain||風雨|
|fuu-u / fu-u||fēng yǔ / feng1 yu3 / feng yu / fengyu||feng yü / fengyü|
|春雨||harusame||chūn yǔ / chun1 yu3 / chun yu / chunyu||ch`un yü / chunyü / chun yü|
|Overcome: Regardless of the Rain and Wind||風雨無阻|
|fēng yǔ wú zǔ|
feng1 yu3 wu2 zu3
feng yu wu zu
|feng yü wu tsu
|One who is drenched in rain, does not fear drops of dew||被雨淋過的人不怕露水|
|bèi yǔ lín guò de rén bù pà lù shuǐ|
bei4 yu3 lin2 guo4 de ren2 bu4 pa4 lu4 shui3
bei yu lin guo de ren bu pa lu shui
|pei yü lin kuo te jen pu p`a lu shui
pei yü lin kuo te jen pu pa lu shui
|kou ryuu / kouryuu / ko ryu / koryu||jiāo|
|Fix roof before the rain; Dig the well before you are thirsty||補漏趁天晴未渴先掘井|
|bǔ lòu chèn tiān qíng wèi kě xiān jué jǐng|
bu3 lou4 chen4 tian1 qing2 wei4 ke3 xian1 jue2 jing3
bu lou chen tian qing wei ke xian jue jing
|pu lou ch`en t`ien ch`ing wei k`o hsien chüeh ching
pu lou chen tien ching wei ko hsien chüeh ching
|Bolt of Lightning|
|突貫||tokkan / tokan|
|In some entries above you will see that characters have different versions above and below a line.|
In these cases, the characters above the line are Traditional Chinese, while the ones below are Simplified Chinese.
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