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River of Literacy, Sea of Learning

China wén jiāng xué hǎi
River of Literacy, Sea of Learning

This Chinese proverb reads, "river of literacy, sea of learning"

This suggests that there is a lot to learn in the world, with an eternal amount of reading and things to study.

This is one way to translate the quote from Hippocrates, "ars longa, vita brevis," meaning, "it takes a long time to acquire and perfect one's expertise."


See Also:  Learning Is Eternal


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文江學海


文江学海

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Mandarin wén jiāng xué hǎi / wen2 jiang1 xue2 hai3
Taiwan wen chiang hsüeh hai
Chinese river of literacy, sea of learning (idiom); ars longa, vita brevis
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Title CharactersVarious forms of Romanized Chinese
River of Literacy, Sea of Learning 文江學海
文江学海
wén jiāng xué hǎi
wen2 jiang1 xue2 hai3
wen jiang xue hai
wenjiangxuehai
wen chiang hsüeh hai
wenchianghsüehhai
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