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Time is Money

Japan toki wa kane nari
Time is Money Wall Scroll

時は金なり is the Japanese phrase meaning, "Time is Money." It matches the use and meaning of the same idiom as used in English.


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Time is Gold

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

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."

Red Envelope

China hóng bāo
Red Envelope Wall Scroll

This literally means, "red treasure."

Depending on context, it can also mean, "money wrapped in red as a gift," "a bonus payment," "a kickback," or "a bribe."

However, most of the time, this is an innocent gift of money in a red envelope that is given from an elder relative to a youngster. This usually happens during Chinese New Years. It can also happen in preparation for, or during a wedding in China.

紅包 is called a "Hong Bao" in Chinese. Filipino Chinese call it an "Ang Pao." There are a few other variations.

A sly rabbit has three openings to its den

-or- The crafty rabbit has three different entrances to its lair
China jiǎo tù sān kū
A sly rabbit has three openings to its den Wall Scroll

This speaks to the cunning character of a sly rabbit. Such a rabbit will not have just one hole but rather a few entrances and exits from his liar.

About 2,250 years ago a very rich man told his assistant to go and buy something wonderful that he did not yet posses. He was a man that already had everything, so the assistant went to a local village that owed a great deal of money to the rich man. The assistant told the village elders that all debts were forgiven. All the villagers rejoiced and praised the rich man's name. The assistant returned to the rich man and told him he had purchased "benevolence" for him. The rich man was mildly amused but perhaps a bit confused by the action.

Some time later, the rich man fell from the favor of the Emperor, and was wiped out without a penny to his name. One day he was walking aimlessly and stumbled into the village in which the debts had been forgiven. The villagers recognized the man and welcomed him with open arms, clothed, fed, and gave him a place to live.

Without trying, the man had become like the sly and cunning rabbit. When his exit was blocked, he had another hole to emerge from - and was reborn. This story and idiom comes from a book titled "The Amendment" - it's unclear whether this man actually existed or not. But the book did propel this idiom into common use in China.

Still today this idiom about the rabbit is used in China when suggesting "backup plans" alternate methods, and anyone with a good escape plan.


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Mandarin huā / hua1
Taiwan hua
Japanese hana はな
Chinese flower; blossom; CL:朵[duo3],支[zhi1],束[shu4],把[ba3],盆[pen2],簇[cu4]; fancy pattern; florid; to spend (money, time); surname Hua
Japanese (1) flower; blossom; bloom; petal; (2) cherry blossom; (3) beauty; (4) blooming (esp. of cherry blossoms); (5) ikebana; (6) (abbreviation) Japanese playing cards; (7) (the) best; (female given name) Ririka; (female given name) Manaka; (female given name) Peko; (female given name) Heren; (female given name) Furawa; (female given name) Hanna; (female given name) Haru; (p,s,f) Hana; (female given name) Kanna; (personal name) Kasumi; (female given name) Aya
華 puṣpa, a flower, flowers; especially the lotus, and celestial flowers. 花座 The lotus throne on which buddhas and bodhisattvas sit.
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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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時は金なり

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Japanese tokihakanenari ときはかねなり
Japanese (expression) time is money
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Mandarin yuán / yuan2
Taiwan yüan
Japanese koko ここ
Chinese therefore; consequently; thus; hence; thereupon; it follows that; where?; to change (into); ancient unit of weight and money; surname Yuan
Japanese (1) (kana only) here (place physically close to the speaker, place pointed by the speaker while explaining); this place; (2) these last (followed by a duration noun and a past sentence: time period before the present time of the speaker); (3) these next ... (followed by a duration noun and a non past sentence: time period after the present time of the speaker); the next ...

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下す

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Japanese kudasu くだす
 orosu おろす
Japanese (transitive verb) (1) to make a decision; to draw a conclusion; (2) to judge; to hand down a verdict; to pass sentence; (3) to let go down; to lower; (4) to do oneself; to do by oneself; (5) to beat; to defeat; (6) to have loose bowels; to have diarrhea; to pass excrement; (irregular okurigana usage) (transitive verb) (1) to take down (e.g. flag); to launch (e.g. boat); to drop; to lower (e.g. ladder); to let (a person) off; to unload; to discharge; (2) to drop off (a passenger from a vehicle); to let (a person) off; (3) to withdraw money from an account; (4) to wear (clothing) for the first time; (5) to fillet (e.g. a fish)

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使う

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Japanese tsukau つかう
Japanese (transitive verb) (1) to use (a thing, method, etc.); to make use of; to put to use; (2) to use (a person, animal, puppet, etc.); to employ; to handle; to manage; to manipulate; (3) to use (time, money, etc.); to spend; to consume; (4) to use (language); to speak

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余力

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Japanese yoryoku よりょく
Chinese See: 餘力
Japanese spare energy, time or money; remaining strength; reserve power; money to spare; (surname) Yoriki

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割く

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Japanese saku さく
Japanese (transitive verb) (1) to cut up; to cleave; to cut open (esp. the abdomen); (2) to spare (time, money, etc.); to use part of something; (3) (archaism) to have a tattoo in the corner of one's eye

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浮く

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Japanese uku うく
Japanese (v5k,vi) (1) to float; (2) to become merry; to be cheerful; (3) to become loose; to become unsteady; (4) (colloquialism) to feel out of it; to be cut off (e.g. from those around you); to feel out of place; (5) to be frivolous; to be uncertain; (6) to have (time, money, etc.) left over; to be saved (e.g. money); (7) to have no basis; to be unreliable

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挪借

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Mandarin nuó jiè / nuo2 jie4
Taiwan no chieh
Chinese to borrow money for a short time

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折騰


折腾

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Mandarin zhē teng / zhe1 teng5
Taiwan che t`eng / che teng
Chinese to toss from side to side (e.g. sleeplessly); to repeat something over and over again; to torment sb; to play crazy; to squander (time, money)

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掛る

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Japanese kakaru かかる
Japanese (v5r,vi) (1) (kana only) to take (a resource, e.g. time or money); (Godan verb with "ru" ending) (2) (kana only) to hang; (3) (kana only) to come into view; to arrive; (4) (kana only) to come under (a contract, a tax); (5) (kana only) to start (engines, motors); (6) (kana only) to attend; to deal with; to handle; (v5r,aux-v) (7) (kana only) to have started to; to be on the verge of; (Godan verb with "ru" ending) (8) (kana only) to overlap (e.g. information in a manual); to cover; (v5r,aux-v) (9) (kana only) to (come) at; (Godan verb with "ru" ending) (10) (kana only) to be fastened; (11) (kana only) to be covered (e.g. with dust, a table-cloth, etc.); (12) (kana only) to be caught in; (13) (kana only) to get a call; (14) (kana only) to depend on

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施す

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Japanese hodokosu ほどこす
Japanese (transitive verb) (1) to give (time, money, goods); to donate; (2) to do; to perform; to conduct; (3) to apply (processing, makeup, etc.); to add (e.g. ornamentation, annotation); (4) to sow; to seed; to scatter (e.g. fertilizer); to sprinkle; (5) (archaism) to spread far and wide

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懸る

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Japanese kakaru かかる
Japanese (v5r,vi) (1) (kana only) to take (a resource, e.g. time or money); (Godan verb with "ru" ending) (2) (kana only) to hang; (3) (kana only) to come into view; to arrive; (4) (kana only) to come under (a contract, a tax); (5) (kana only) to start (engines, motors); (6) (kana only) to attend; to deal with; to handle; (v5r,aux-v) (7) (kana only) to have started to; to be on the verge of; (Godan verb with "ru" ending) (8) (kana only) to overlap (e.g. information in a manual); to cover; (v5r,aux-v) (9) (kana only) to (come) at; (Godan verb with "ru" ending) (10) (kana only) to be fastened; (11) (kana only) to be covered (e.g. with dust, a table-cloth, etc.); (12) (kana only) to be caught in; (13) (kana only) to get a call; (14) (kana only) to depend on

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破費


破费

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Mandarin pò fèi / po4 fei4
Taiwan p`o fei / po fei
Chinese to spend (money or time)

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省得

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Mandarin shěng de / sheng3 de5
Taiwan sheng te
Chinese to avoid; so as to save (money or time)

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花掉

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Mandarin huā diào / hua1 diao4
Taiwan hua tiao
Chinese to spend (time, money); to waste

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花費


花费

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Mandarin huā fèi / hua1 fei4
Taiwan hua fei
Chinese expense; cost; to spend (time or money); expenditure

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遣う

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Japanese tsukau つかう
Japanese (transitive verb) (1) to use (a thing, method, etc.); to make use of; to put to use; (2) to use (a person, animal, puppet, etc.); to employ; to handle; to manage; to manipulate; (3) to use (time, money, etc.); to spend; to consume; (4) to use (language); to speak

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下ろす

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Japanese orosu おろす
Japanese (transitive verb) (1) to take down (e.g. flag); to launch (e.g. boat); to drop; to lower (e.g. ladder); to let (a person) off; to unload; to discharge; (2) to drop off (a passenger from a vehicle); to let (a person) off; (3) to withdraw money from an account; (4) to wear (clothing) for the first time; (5) to fillet (e.g. a fish)

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損する

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Japanese sonsuru そんする
Japanese (suru verb) (1) to lose (money, etc.); (2) to have wasted one's (time, etc.); to have one's efforts come to naught

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掛ける

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Japanese kakeru かける
Japanese (transitive verb) (1) (kana only) to hang (e.g. picture); to hoist (e.g. sail); to raise (e.g. flag); (2) (kana only) to sit; (3) (kana only) to take (time, money); to expend (money, time, etc.); (4) (kana only) to make (a call); (5) (kana only) to multiply; (6) (kana only) to secure (e.g. lock); (7) (kana only) to put on (glasses, etc.); (8) (kana only) to cover; (9) (kana only) to burden someone; (10) (kana only) to apply (insurance); (11) (kana only) to turn on (an engine, etc.); to set (a dial, an alarm clock, etc.); (12) (kana only) to put an effect (spell, anaesthetic, etc.) on; (13) (kana only) to hold an emotion for (pity, hope, etc.); (14) (kana only) to bind; (15) (kana only) to pour (or sprinkle, spray, etc.) onto; (16) (kana only) to argue (in court); to deliberate (in a meeting); to present (e.g. idea to a conference, etc.); (17) (kana only) to increase further; (18) (kana only) to catch (in a trap, etc.); (19) (kana only) to set atop; (20) (kana only) to erect (a makeshift building); (21) (kana only) to hold (a play, festival, etc.); (22) (kana only) to wager; to bet; to risk; to stake; to gamble; (suf,v1) (23) (kana only) to be partway doing ...; to begin (but not complete) ...; to be about to ...; (24) (kana only) indicates (verb) is being directed to (someone)

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掛かる

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Japanese kakaru かかる
Japanese (v5r,vi) (1) (kana only) to take (a resource, e.g. time or money); (Godan verb with "ru" ending) (2) (kana only) to hang; (3) (kana only) to come into view; to arrive; (4) (kana only) to come under (a contract, a tax); (5) (kana only) to start (engines, motors); (6) (kana only) to attend; to deal with; to handle; (v5r,aux-v) (7) (kana only) to have started to; to be on the verge of; (Godan verb with "ru" ending) (8) (kana only) to overlap (e.g. information in a manual); to cover; (v5r,aux-v) (9) (kana only) to (come) at; (Godan verb with "ru" ending) (10) (kana only) to be fastened; (11) (kana only) to be covered (e.g. with dust, a table-cloth, etc.); (12) (kana only) to be caught in; (13) (kana only) to get a call; (14) (kana only) to depend on

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懸ける

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Japanese kakeru かける
Japanese (transitive verb) (1) (kana only) to hang (e.g. picture); to hoist (e.g. sail); to raise (e.g. flag); (2) (kana only) to sit; (3) (kana only) to take (time, money); to expend (money, time, etc.); (4) (kana only) to make (a call); (5) (kana only) to multiply; (6) (kana only) to secure (e.g. lock); (7) (kana only) to put on (glasses, etc.); (8) (kana only) to cover; (9) (kana only) to burden someone; (10) (kana only) to apply (insurance); (11) (kana only) to turn on (an engine, etc.); to set (a dial, an alarm clock, etc.); (12) (kana only) to put an effect (spell, anaesthetic, etc.) on; (13) (kana only) to hold an emotion for (pity, hope, etc.); (14) (kana only) to bind; (15) (kana only) to pour (or sprinkle, spray, etc.) onto; (16) (kana only) to argue (in court); to deliberate (in a meeting); to present (e.g. idea to a conference, etc.); (17) (kana only) to increase further; (18) (kana only) to catch (in a trap, etc.); (19) (kana only) to set atop; (20) (kana only) to erect (a makeshift building); (21) (kana only) to hold (a play, festival, etc.); (22) (kana only) to wager; to bet; to risk; to stake; to gamble; (suf,v1) (23) (kana only) to be partway doing ...; to begin (but not complete) ...; to be about to ...; (24) (kana only) indicates (verb) is being directed to (someone)

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懸かる

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Japanese kakaru かかる
Japanese (v5r,vi) (1) (kana only) to take (a resource, e.g. time or money); (Godan verb with "ru" ending) (2) (kana only) to hang; (3) (kana only) to come into view; to arrive; (4) (kana only) to come under (a contract, a tax); (5) (kana only) to start (engines, motors); (6) (kana only) to attend; to deal with; to handle; (v5r,aux-v) (7) (kana only) to have started to; to be on the verge of; (Godan verb with "ru" ending) (8) (kana only) to overlap (e.g. information in a manual); to cover; (v5r,aux-v) (9) (kana only) to (come) at; (Godan verb with "ru" ending) (10) (kana only) to be fastened; (11) (kana only) to be covered (e.g. with dust, a table-cloth, etc.); (12) (kana only) to be caught in; (13) (kana only) to get a call; (14) (kana only) to depend on

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降ろす

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Japanese orosu おろす
Japanese (transitive verb) (1) to take down (e.g. flag); to launch (e.g. boat); to drop; to lower (e.g. ladder); to let (a person) off; to unload; to discharge; (2) to drop off (a passenger from a vehicle); to let (a person) off; (3) to withdraw money from an account; (4) to wear (clothing) for the first time; (5) to fillet (e.g. a fish)

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洗い替え

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Japanese araigae あらいがえ
Japanese (1) (archaism) exchanging clothing at the time of laundering; (2) (money) laundering; (3) moving average method of valuation; (4) reassessing

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有錢有閑


有钱有闲

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Mandarin yǒu qián yǒu xián / you3 qian2 you3 xian2
Taiwan yu ch`ien yu hsien / yu chien yu hsien
Chinese to have money and time; to be part of the leisure class; the idle rich

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時は金也

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Japanese tokihakanenari ときはかねなり
Japanese (expression) time is money

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時は金成り

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Japanese tokihakanenari ときはかねなり
Japanese (irregular kanji usage) (expression) time is money

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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 Money 時は金なりtoki wa kane nari
tokiwakanenari
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
Red Envelope 紅包
红包
hóng bāo / hong2 bao1 / hong bao / hongbao hung pao / hungpao
A sly rabbit has three openings to its den 狡兔三窟jiǎo tù sān kū
jiao3 tu4 san1 ku1
jiao tu san ku
jiaotusanku
chiao t`u san k`u
chiaotusanku
chiao tu san ku
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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