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Time is as Precious as Gold

China xí shí rú jīn
Time is as Precious as Gold

This proverb can be translated as "Cherish Time as if it was Gold," or "Time is as Valuable as Gold."

This basically suggests that time is gold, and you should value the time you have (and use it well).

A Moment of Time
is as Precious as Gold

Japan shunshouikkoku
A Moment of Time / is as Precious as Gold

This Japanese proverb means, "A moment of time in a spring evening (is worth a thousand pieces of gold)".

Time is Gold

China yī kè qiān jīn
Japan ikko ku sen kin
Time is Gold

This Chinese and Japanese proverb can be translated as, "time is gold," "every minute counts," "every moment is precious," "time is money," or "precious time."


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Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

一刻千金

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Mandarin yī kè qiān jīn / yi1 ke4 qian1 jin1
Taiwan i k`o ch`ien chin / i ko chien chin
Japanese ikkokusenkin / いっこくせんきん
Chinese time is gold; every minute counts
Japanese (expression) (yoji) every moment is precious; time is money; precious time
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Time is Gold

寸金難買寸光陰


寸金难买寸光阴

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Mandarin cùn jīn nán mǎi cùn guāng yīn / cun4 jin1 nan2 mai3 cun4 guang1 yin1
Taiwan ts`un chin nan mai ts`un kuang yin / tsun chin nan mai tsun kuang yin
Chinese An ounce of gold can't buy you an interval of time (idiom); Money can't buy you time.; Time is precious.

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一寸光陰一寸金,寸金難買寸光陰


一寸光阴一寸金,寸金难买寸光阴

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Mandarin yī cùn guāng yīn yī cùn jīn , cùn jīn nán mǎi cùn guāng yīn / yi1 cun4 guang1 yin1 yi1 cun4 jin1 , cun4 jin1 nan2 mai3 cun4 guang1 yin1
Taiwan i ts`un kuang yin i ts`un chin , ts`un chin nan mai ts`un kuang yin / i tsun kuang yin i tsun chin , tsun chin nan mai tsun kuang yin
Chinese lit. An interval of time is worth an ounce of gold, money cannot buy you time. (idiom); fig. Time is precious and must be treasured.

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

Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Time is as Precious as Gold惜時如金
惜时如金
xí shí rú jīn
xi2 shi2 ru2 jin1
xi shi ru jin
xishirujin
hsi shih ju chin
hsishihjuchin
A Moment of Time
is as Precious as Gold
春宵一刻shunshouikkoku
shunshoikoku
Time is Gold一刻千金ikko ku sen kin
ikkokusenkin
iko ku sen kin
ikokusenkin
yī kè qiān jīn
yi1 ke4 qian1 jin1
yi ke qian jin
yikeqianjin
i k`o ch`ien chin
ikochienchin
i ko chien chin
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In these cases, the characters above the line are Traditional Chinese, while the ones below are Simplified Chinese.



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