English Sentence:

Every cloud has a silver lining.

Chinese Translation (Traditional):

山窮水盡疑無路,柳暗花明又一村。

Chinese Translation (Simplified):

山穷水尽疑无路,柳暗花明又一村。

Pinyin:

shan1 qiong2 shui3 jin4 yi2 wu2 lu4, liu3 an4 hua1 ming2 you4 yi1 cun1.

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shān

mountain, hill

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qióng

1. poor 2. thoroughly 3. end

Here: end

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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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jìn

1. to end, to finish 2. all, completely, entirely, to the limit 3. to the utmost 4. to try one's best 5. to put to the best use 6. to use up, to exhaust

Here: to end, to finish

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1. to doubt, to suspect 2. doubt, suspicion, disbelief 3. doubtful, questionable

Here: to doubt, to suspect

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1. not to have, to lack 2. none, not 3. un-, -less

Here: not to have, to lack

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road, way, path

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liǔ

1. willow 2. Liu (Chinese surname)

Here: willow

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àn

1. dark, dim, gloomy 2. hidden, secret

Here: dark, dim, gloomy

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huā

1. flower, blossom 2. florid, flowery, variegated 3. a design, a pattern 4. to spend, to cost (money, time) 5. profligate, disloyal, unfaithful (in a relationship) 6. Hua (Chinese surname) 7. false 8. blurred

Here: flower, blossom

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míng

1. clear, bright 2. to understand 3. next 4. Ming Dynasty 5. next 6. public or open 7. wise

Here: clear, bright

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yòu

1. again 2. further 3. also, both... and... 4. and yet 5. (used for emphasis) anyway

Here: again, further, also

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1. one, 1 2. as soon as 3. single, alone 4. each, every 5. same, identical

Here: one, 1

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cūn

village

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