English Sentence:

Not using an umbrella on a rainy day is asking for trouble.

Chinese Translation (Traditional):

下雨天不撐雨傘是自討苦吃。

Chinese Translation (Simplified):

下雨天不撑雨伞是自讨苦吃。

Pinyin:

xia4 yu3 tian1 bu4 cheng1 yu3 san3 shi4 zi4 tao3 ku3 chi1.

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下雨   下雨

xià yǔ

1. to rain 2. rainy

Here: to rain

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tiān

1. sky, heaven 2. day 3. nature

Here: day

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not, no (4th tone)

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chēng

1. to support 2. to pole a boat 3. to use (an umbrella) 4. to fill to bursting point

Here: to use (an umbrella)

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雨傘   雨伞

yǔ sǎn

umbrella

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shì

1. yes 2. to be (is, are, am, was, were) 3. (formal) that

Here: is

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自討苦吃
自讨苦吃

zì tǎo kǔ chī

to ask for trouble, to cause trouble to oneself

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