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

1. water 2. river 3. liquid 4. beverage 5. additional charges or income 6. Shui (Chinese surname)

Here: 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. part, aspect, respect 4. department, office 5. virginity, chastity

Here: place, location, spot

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liú

1. to flow, to circulate 2. water way 3. class, style 4. stream of water or air 5. to drift, to wander 6. to degenerate 7. to banish or send into exile 8. class, rate, grade 9. to spread, to scatter, to disseminate

Here: to flow, to circulate

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