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Spare the Rod, Spoil the Child

China bàng tóu chū xiào zǐ zhù tóu chū wǔ nì
Spare the Rod, Spoil the Child

This literally translates as:
A stick (or switch) produces filial sons; chopsticks produce disobedient [ones].

Figuratively, this means:
Strict discipline produces dutiful children whereas indulgence produces disobedient ones.

This is very similar to this English proverb:
"Spare the rod and spoil the child."

If you love your child, send them out into the world

Japan kawaii ko ni wa tabi o sa seyo
If you love your child, send them out into the world

This Japanese proverb means, "If you love your children, send them out on a journey into the world."

This is kind of similar to the western phrase, "Spare the rod and spoil the child."

More literally, this reads, "Cute child, a journey granted."
That "granted" could also be understood as "should be initiated."


Note: Because this selection contains some special Japanese Hiragana characters, it should be written by a Japanese calligrapher.


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可愛い子には旅をさせよ

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Japanese kawaiikonihatabiosaseyo / kawaikonihatabiosaseyo / かわいいこにはたびをさせよ Japanese (expression) (proverb) Spare the rod and spoil the child; If you love your children, send them out into the world

姑息養奸


姑息养奸

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Mandarin gū xī yǎng jiān / gu1 xi1 yang3 jian1
Taiwan ku hsi yang chien
Chinese to tolerate is to nurture an evildoer (idiom); spare the rod and spoil the child

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不打不成器

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Mandarin bù dǎ bù chéng qì / bu4 da3 bu4 cheng2 qi4
Taiwan pu ta pu ch`eng ch`i / pu ta pu cheng chi
Chinese spare the rod and spoil the child (idiom)

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不打不成才

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Mandarin bù dǎ bù chéng cái / bu4 da3 bu4 cheng2 cai2
Taiwan pu ta pu ch`eng ts`ai / pu ta pu cheng tsai
Chinese spare the rod and spoil the child (idiom)

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三天不打,上房揭瓦

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Mandarin sān tiān bù dǎ , shàng fáng jiē wǎ / san1 tian1 bu4 da3 , shang4 fang2 jie1 wa3
Taiwan san t`ien pu ta , shang fang chieh wa / san tien pu ta , shang fang chieh wa
Chinese three days without a beating, and a child will scale the roof to rip the tiles (idiom); spare the rod, spoil the child

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かわいい子には旅をさせよ

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Japanese kawaiikonihatabiosaseyo / kawaikonihatabiosaseyo / かわいいこにはたびをさせよ Japanese (expression) (proverb) Spare the rod and spoil the child; If you love your children, send them out into the world

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かわいい子には旅をさせよ;可愛い子には旅をさせよ

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Japanese kawaiikonihatabiosaseyo / kawaikonihatabiosaseyo / かわいいこにはたびをさせよ Japanese (expression) (proverb) Spare the rod and spoil the child; If you love your children, send them out into the world

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Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Spare the Rod, Spoil the Child棒頭出孝子箸頭出忤逆bàng tóu chū xiào zǐ zhù tóu chū wǔ nì
bang4 tou2 chu1 xiao4 zi3 zhu4 tou2 chu1 wu3 ni4
bang tou chu xiao zi zhu tou chu wu ni
pang t`ou ch`u hsiao tzu chu t`ou ch`u wu ni
pang tou chu hsiao tzu chu tou chu wu ni
If you love your child, send them out into the world可愛い子には旅をさせよkawaii ko ni wa tabi o sa seyo
kawaiikoniwatabiosaseyo
kawai ko ni wa tabi o sa seyo
kawaikoniwatabiosaseyo
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