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Time and Tide Wait for No Man

China suì bù wǒ yǔ
Time and Tide Wait for No Man

This Chinese proverb means is a way to express, "Time and tide wait for no man."

The literal meaning of these Chinese characters is, "Years don't [for] oneself wait." In more natural English, it's more like, "Years will pass by, with or without you."

There is also an alternate version, 时不我待, which literally means, "Time doesn't [for] oneself, wait." In natural English, it's more like, "Time waits for no man."

Time and Tide Wait for No Man

Japan kouinya no goto shi
Time and Tide Wait for No Man

This Japanese proverb means, "time flies like an arrow." It's very similar to the English idiom, "time and tide wait for no man," or "life is short."

The Kanji breakdown:
光陰 = Time (the cycle of light and dark).
[and an]
矢 = Arrow
の = are
如し = Alike


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歲不我與

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Mandarin suì bù wǒ yǔ / sui4 bu4 wo3 yu3
Taiwan sui pu wo yü
Chinese Time and tide wait for no man (idiom)
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光陰矢の如し

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Japanese kouinyanogotoshi / koinyanogotoshi / こういんやのごとし Japanese (expression) time flies like an arrow; time and tide wait for no man; life is short
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時不我待


时不我待

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Mandarin shí bù wǒ dài / shi2 bu4 wo3 dai4
Taiwan shih pu wo tai
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光陰矢のごとし

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Japanese kouinyanogotoshi / koinyanogotoshi / こういんやのごとし Japanese (expression) time flies like an arrow; time and tide wait for no man; life is short

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盛年重ねて来たらず

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Japanese seinenkasanetekitarazu / senenkasanetekitarazu / せいねんかさねてきたらず Japanese (expression) (idiom) Time and tide wait for no man

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光陰矢のごとし;光陰矢の如し

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Japanese kouinyanogotoshi / koinyanogotoshi / こういんやのごとし Japanese (expression) time flies like an arrow; time and tide wait for no man; life is short

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Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Time and Tide Wait for No Man歲不我與
岁不我与
suì bù wǒ yǔ
sui4 bu4 wo3 yu3
sui bu wo yu
suibuwoyu
sui pu wo yü
suipuwoyü
Time and Tide Wait for No Man光陰矢の如し
光阴矢の如し
kouinya no goto shi
kouinyanogotoshi
koinya no goto shi
koinyanogotoshi
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