English Sentence:

Nothing ventured, nothing gained.

Chinese Translation (Traditional):

不入虎穴,焉得虎子。

Chinese Translation (Simplified):

不入虎穴,焉得虎子。

Pinyin:

bu2 ru4 hu3 xue2, yan1 de2 hu3 zi3.

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not, no (2nd tone)

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1. to enter, to go into 2. to join, to become a member of

Here: to enter, to go into

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虎穴   虎穴

hǔ xué

1. tiger's den or cave 2. dangerous place

Here: tiger's den or cave

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yān

[old use] 1. how, why, when 2. it 3. there, here 4. and so, so that

Here: how, why, when

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to catch, to get, to obtain

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tiger

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1. son, child 2. seed, small thing 3.11 p.m. - 1 a.m., (the 1st of the twelve Earthly Branches, used by the ancient Chinese to designate years, months, dates, time) 4. an honorary title 5. (a suffix for a small piece)

Here: son, child

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