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Diligent Study Proverb

Drill a hole in the wall to get light to read by.
záo bì tōu guāng
Diligent Study Proverb Scroll

This Chinese proverb means, "Bore a hole on the wall to make use of the neighbor's light to study".

鑿壁偷光 is a nice gift for a very studious person.

Kuang Heng was born during the Western Han period. He was very fond of reading ever since he was young. However, he could not go to school since his family was poor, and he had to borrow books from people to learn.

In order to borrow these books he normally did chores for people who had them. When he became older, he had to work in the field from sunrise to sunset since his family's financial situation did not get any better. Thus, he tried to study at night but he had no lamp.

One day, he noticed that there was light from the neighbor's house coming through a crack in the wall. This made him very happy, so he dug a larger hole from the crack and read in the light that shone through. This diligent study eventually made him an accomplished person.


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

Title CharactersVarious forms of Romanized Chinese
Diligent Study Proverb鑿壁偷光
凿壁偷光
záo bì tōu guāng
zao2 bi4 tou1 guang1
zao bi tou guang
zaobitouguang
tsao pi t`ou kuang
tsaopitoukuang
tsao pi tou kuang
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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guāng
    guang1
kuang
 hikari
    ひかり
Diligent Study Proverb Scroll
light; ray; CL:道[dao4]; bright; only; merely; to use up
(1) light; (2) illumination; ray; beam; gleam; glow; (3) happiness; hope; (4) influence; power; (5) vision; eyesight; (female given name) Rei
光明 prabha, light, brightness, splendour, to illuminate.

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guǎng
    guang3
kuang
 yutaka
    ゆたか
Diligent Study Proverb Scroll
Japanese variant of 廣|广
(given name) Yutaka

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kuáng
    kuang2
k`uang
    kuang
 kyou / kyo
    きょう
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mad; wild; violent
(suffix) (1) (some type of) enthusiast; (suffix) (2) somebody possessed of a (certain kind of) mental abnormality
Deranged, mad, wild; crazy

佛光

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fó guāng
    fo2 guang1
fo kuang
 bukkō
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Buddha's teachings; aura (around the head of Buddha)
The light of Buddha, spiritual enlightenment; halo, glory; light of the Buddha

光彩

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guāng cǎi
    guang1 cai3
kuang ts`ai
    kuang tsai
 kousai / kosai
    こうさい
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luster; splendor; radiance; brilliance
brilliance; splendour; splendor; lustre; luster; (female given name) Misa

光明

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guāng míng
    guang1 ming2
kuang ming
 koumyou(p); koumei / komyo(p); kome
    こうみょう(P); こうめい
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light; radiance; (fig.) bright (prospects etc); openhearted
(1) bright light; (2) hope; bright future; (3) {Buddh} light emanating from a buddha or bodhisattva, symbolizing their wisdom and compassion; (personal name) Mitsuharu
v. last entry; radiance

光芒

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guāng máng
    guang1 mang2
kuang mang
 koubou / kobo
    こうぼう
Diligent Study Proverb Scroll
rays of light; brilliant rays; radiance
beam of light

圓光


圆光

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yuán guāng
    yuan2 guang1
yüan kuang
 Enkō
    えんこう
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radiance emanating from the head; halo
(surname) Enkou
The halo surrounding the head of a Buddha, etc; Wongwang

日光

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rì guāng
    ri4 guang1
jih kuang
 nikkou / nikko
    にっこう
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sunlight
sunlight; sunshine; sunbeams; (female given name) Himi
(日光菩薩); 蘇利也波羅皮遮那 Sūrya-prabhāsana. Sunlight, and 月光 (月光菩薩) Moonlight, name of two Bodhisattva assistants of 藥師 the Master of Healing; Sunlight is the ninth in the Dizang Court of the Garbhadhātu group; sunlight

月光

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yuè guāng
    yue4 guang1
yüeh kuang
 gekkou / gekko
    げっこう
Diligent Study Proverb Scroll
moonlight
moonlight; moonbeam; (female given name) Rumi
Candraprabha, 戰達羅鉢刺婆 Moonlight. One of the three honoured ones in the Vajradhātu, and in the Mañjuśrī court of the Garbhadhātu, known also as 淸涼金剛.

東光


东光

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dōng guāng
    dong1 guang1
tung kuang
 harumitsu
    はるみつ
Diligent Study Proverb Scroll
Dongguang county in Cangzhou 滄州|沧州[Cang1 zhou1], Hebei
(given name) Harumitsu

狂暴

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kuáng bào
    kuang2 bao4
k`uang pao
    kuang pao
 kyoubou / kyobo
    きょうぼう
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frantic; berserk
(noun or adjectival noun) rage; frenzy

陽光


阳光

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yáng guāng
    yang2 guang1
yang kuang
 youkou / yoko
    ようこう
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sunshine; CL:線|线[xian4]; transparent (open to public scrutiny)
sunshine; sunlight; (female given name) Youkou
The sun's light, also idem陽燄 sun flames, or heat, i.e. the mirage causing the illusion of lakes; sunlight

靈光


灵光

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líng guāng
    ling2 guang1
ling kuang
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divine light (around the Buddha); a halo; a miraculous column of light; (slang) jolly good!

大光明

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dà guāng míng
    da4 guang1 ming2
ta kuang ming
 daikōmyō
    おおみや
Diligent Study Proverb Scroll
(surname) Oomiya

狂戰士


狂战士

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kuáng zhàn shì
    kuang2 zhan4 shi4
k`uang chan shih
    kuang chan shih
Diligent Study Proverb Scroll
berserker (Norse warrior or fantasy role-playing character)

狂暴者

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kuáng bào zhě
    kuang2 bao4 zhe3
k`uang pao che
    kuang pao che
Diligent Study Proverb Scroll
berserker (fantasy role-playing)

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kuàng
    kuang4
k`uang
    kuang
archaic variant of 礦|矿[kuang4]

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kuàng
    kuang4
k`uang
    kuang
 kyō
not to mention

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kuāng
    kuang1
k`uang
    kuang
zealous

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kuāng
    kuang1
k`uang
    kuang
 masashi
    まさし
to rectify
(given name) Masashi

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kuàng
    kuang4
k`uang
    kuang
classical variant of 礦|矿[kuang4]

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guāng
    guang1
kuang
(onom.) bang; door banging shut

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kuāng
    kuang1
k`uang
    kuang
(onom.) clang; see 哐啷, clatter


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kuàng
    kuang4
k`uang
    kuang
 harashi
    はらし
tomb
(surname) Harashi

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kuǎng
    kuang3
k`uang
    kuang
low ground; hollow; depression (used in Shandong place names)


广

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guǎng
    guang3
kuang
 
    ゆたか
wide; numerous; to spread
(personal name) Yutaka
vipula. Broad, wide, extensive, spacious; extended, enlarged, expanded; for vaipulya v. 方廣, for which 廣 is also used alone to indicate vaipulya sūtras, etc; width

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kuāng
    kuang1
k`uang
    kuang
 kō
to fear; apprehensive
fearful


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kuàng
    kuang4
k`uang
    kuang
 
    ひろむ
to neglect; to skip (class or work); to waste (time); vast; loose-fitting
(given name) Hiromu
Spacious, extensive; waste; wilderness; far, long, wide; very clear and precise

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guàng
    guang4
kuang
woven wood and bamboo utensil; classifier for threads and strings

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