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There are 7 total results for your Seeing is Believing search.

Characters Pronunciation
Simple Dictionary Definition



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bǎi wén bù rú yī jiàn
    bai3 wen2 bu4 ru2 yi1 jian4
pai wen pu ju i chien

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Seeing is Believing
seeing once is better than hearing a hundred times (idiom); seeing for oneself is better than hearing from many others; seeing is believing


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Seeing is Believing
(expression) seeing is believing; one eye-witness is better than many hearsays; a picture is worth a thousand words



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yǎn jiàn wéi shí
    yan3 jian4 wei2 shi2
yen chien wei shih
seeing is believing


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(expression) seeing is believing; one eye-witness is better than many hearsays; a picture is worth a thousand words



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ěr tīng wéi xū , yǎn jiàn wéi shí
    er3 ting1 wei2 xu1 , yan3 jian4 wei2 shi2
erh t`ing wei hsü , yen chien wei shih
    erh ting wei hsü , yen chien wei shih
(idiom) you cannot always trust what you hear, but seeing is believing


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(expression) (proverb) don't believe everything you hear; seeing is believing; to have heard of is not to have seen


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(expression) (proverb) seeing is believing; one eye-witness is better than many hearsays; a picture is worth a thousand words

Entries with 2nd row of characters: The 2nd row is Simplified Chinese.

This page contains 7 results for "Seeing is Believing" in Chinese and/or Japanese.

Information about this dictionary:

Apparently, we were the first ones who were crazy enough to think that western people might want a combined Chinese, Japanese, and Buddhist dictionary.

A lot of westerners can't tell the difference between Chinese and Japanese - and there is a reason for that. Chinese characters and even whole words were borrowed by Japan from the Chinese language in the 5th century. Much of the time, if a word or character is used in both languages, it will have the same or a similar meaning. However, this is not always true. Language evolves, and meanings independently change in each language.

Example: The Chinese character 湯 for soup (hot water) has come to mean bath (hot water) in Japanese. They have the same root meaning of "hot water", but a 湯屋 sign on a bathhouse in Japan would lead a Chinese person to think it was a "soup house" or a place to get a bowl of soup. See this: Japanese Bath House

This dictionary uses the EDICT and CC-CEDICT dictionary files.
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Chinese Buddhist terms come from Dictionary of Chinese Buddhist Terms by William Edward Soothill and Lewis Hodous. This is commonly referred to as "Soothill's'". It was first published in 1937 (and is now off copyright so we can use it here). Some of these definitions may be misleading, incomplete, or dated, but 95% of it is good information. Every professor who teaches Buddhism or Eastern Religion has a copy of this on their bookshelf. We incorporated these 16,850 entries into our dictionary database ourselves (it was lot of work).

Combined, these cover 1,007,753 Japanese, Chinese, and Buddhist characters, words, idioms, names, placenames, and short phrases.

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