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Not Only Can Water Float A Boat, It Can Sink It Also

shuǐ néng zài zhōu yì néng fù zhōu
Not Only Can Water Float A Boat, It Can Sink It Also Scroll

Many things have opposite properties. The water you drink can also drown you. Pork may nourish you and keep you alive but under-cook it and it could kill you. Potassium nitrate is often used as a fertilizer to grow the food that sustains us but it's also been used as an explosive to topple buildings and destroy us.

This concept is easily associated with "yin yang" where an element has two opposite properties that are as different as night and day.

This proverb's meaning can be summed up this way: "Anything that can lead you to success may also contain great risks".

This phrase is known in literary circles by Korean people (scholars or literature). It is therefore also a valid proverb in Korean Hanja, though most Koreans would not be able to make sense of it.

Please note that there is an unwritten rule when the same character appears twice in the same phrase, the calligrapher will alter the appearance so that no two characters are exactly alike in the same piece. This calligraphy has two repeating characters that will be written differently than they appear here.


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

Title CharactersVarious forms of Romanized Chinese
Not Only Can Water Float A Boat, It Can Sink It Also水能載舟亦能覆舟
水能载舟亦能覆舟
shuǐ néng zài zhōu yì néng fù zhōu
shui3 neng2 zai4 zhou1 yi4 neng2 fu4 zhou1
shui neng zai zhou yi neng fu zhou
shui neng tsai chou i neng fu chou
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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Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

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bǎn
    ban3
pan
 ita
    いた
board; plank; plate; shutter; table tennis bat; clappers (music); CL:塊|块[kuai4]; accented beat in Chinese music; hard; stiff; to stop smiling or look serious
(1) board; plank; (2) sheet (of metal); plate (of glass); pane; slab; (3) (See 俎板) cutting board; chopping board; (4) (abbreviation) (usu. as 板さん) (See 板前・1,板場・いたば・2) chef (esp. of high-end Japanese cuisine); cook; (5) stage (i.e. at a theatre); (personal name) Ban
A board; a board struck for calling e. g. to meals.

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shuàn
    shuan4
shuan
to rinse; to trick; to fool sb; to cook by dipping finely sliced ingredients briefly in boiling water or soup (generally done at the dining table)

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huò
    huo4
huo
cook; dashing of water

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wén
    wen2
wen
(Cantonese) to simmer; to cook over a slow fire

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chuī
    chui1
ch`ui
    chui
 kashigi
    かしぎ
to cook food
(surname) Kashigi

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    hu1
hu
to cook in a small quantity of water

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    ju2
chü
(dialect) to cook in salt or sand, inside a sealed pot; to steam; to bake

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zhǔ
    zhu3
chu
 ni
    に
to cook; to boil
(suffix) (1) simmered with; cooked with; (2) boiling; boiled dish
To boil, cook.

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bāo
    bao1
pao
 ho
to cook slowly over a low flame; pot; saucepan
to heat


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qiàng
    qiang4
ch`iang
    chiang
to stir-fry then cook with sauce and water; to boil food briefly then dress with soy etc; to choke; to irritate (throat etc)

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áo
    ao2
ao
to cook on a slow fire; to extract by heating; to decoct; to endure

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jiāo
    jiao1
chiao
 shō
to cauterize; to scorch
cook, burn; cook, burn


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shāo
    shao1
shao
 shō
to burn; to cook; to stew; to bake; to roast; to heat; to boil (tea, water etc); fever; to run a temperature; (coll.) to let things go to one's head
To burn.


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mèn
    men4
men
to cook in a covered vessel; to casserole; to stew


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huì
    hui4
hui
to braise; to cook in soy and vinegar; braised; cooked in soy and vinegar

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cuàn
    cuan4
ts`uan
    tsuan
cooking-stove; to cook


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rèn
    ren4
jen
cooked food; to cook (until ready)


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liù
    liu4
liu
to steam; to cook in a steamer; to reheat cold food by steaming it

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chì
    chi4
ch`ih
    chih
food; to cook

下廚


下厨

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xià chú
    xia4 chu2
hsia ch`u
    hsia chu
to go to the kitchen (to prepare a meal); to cook

下煮

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 shitani
    したに
(noun/participle) preliminary boiling (of hard-to-cook ingredients); cooking in advance

串燒


串烧

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chuàn shāo
    chuan4 shao1
ch`uan shao
    chuan shao
to cook on a skewer; barbecued food on a skewer; shish kebab; (fig.) to perform or play songs in sequence; sequence of songs; medley

伙夫

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huǒ fū
    huo3 fu1
huo fu
mess cook (old)

做菜

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zuò cài
    zuo4 cai4
tso ts`ai
    tso tsai
to cook; cooking

做飯


做饭

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zuò fàn
    zuo4 fan4
tso fan
to prepare a meal; to cook

典座

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diǎn zuò
    dian3 zuo4
tien tso
 tenza; tenzo
    てんざ; てんぞ
{Buddh} (See 六知事) one of the six administrators of a Zen temple (in charge of food and other matters)
The verger who indicates the order of sitting, etc; head cook

厨人

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 chuujin; kuriyabito / chujin; kuriyabito
    ちゅうじん; くりやびと
chef; head cook

厨宰

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 chuusai / chusai
    ちゅうさい
(archaism) chef; head cook

回鍋


回锅

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huí guō
    hui2 guo1
hui kuo
to cook again; to rewarm food

屠人

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tú rén
    tu2 ren2
t`u jen
    tu jen
 tojin; dojin
    とじん; どじん
(1) (obscure) (See 屠者) slaughterer; butcher; (2) (archaism) cook
To butcher, kill; a butcher.

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A professional Chinese Calligrapher

Professional calligraphers are getting to be hard to find these days.
Instead of drawing characters by hand, the new generation in China merely type roman letters into their computer keyboards and pick the character that they want from a list that pops up.

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