English Sentence:

Water flows downwards, humans strive upwards.

Chinese Translation (Traditional):

人往高處爬,水往低處流。

Chinese Translation (Simplified):

人往高处爬,水往低处流。

Pinyin:

ren2 wang3 gao1 chu4 pa2, shui3 wang3 di1 chu4 liu2.

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rén

people, person, human being

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wǎng

1. to go to 2. past, previous 3. towards, bound for

Here: to go to

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高處   高处

gāo chù

high place

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to climb, to crawl

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shuǐ

water

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wǎng

1. to go to 2. past, previous 3. towards, bound for

Here: to go to

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low

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chù

1. place, location, spot 2. (a measure word for locations or items of damage) 3. respect

Here: place, location, spot

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liú

1. to flow, to circulate 2. a water way 3. class, style 4. stream of water or air

Here: to flow, to circulate

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