English Sentence:

Nothing ventured, nothing gained. / Without trying things you don't learn.

Chinese Translation (Traditional):

不經一事,不長一智。

Chinese Translation (Simplified):

不经一事,不长一智。

Pinyin:

bu4 jing1 yi2 shi4, bu4 zhang3 yi2 zhi4.

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not, no (4th tone)

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jīng

1. to pass through 2. to undergo, to experience 3. scripture, sacred book, sutra 4. to engage in, to manage 5. longitude 6. menstruation 7. abbr. for economics

Here: to undergo, to experience

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1. one, 1 (2nd tone, used in Taiwan) 2. as soon as

Here: one, 1 (2nd tone, used in Taiwan)

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shì

1. thing, matter, affair 2. job, work

Here: thing, matter, affair

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not, no (4th tone)

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zhǎng

1. to grow, to develop 2. chief, head 3. elder

Here: to grow, to develop

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1. one, 1 (2nd tone, used in Taiwan) 2. as soon as

Here: one, 1 (2nd tone, used in Taiwan)

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zhì

1. wisdom, knowledge, wit 2. wise

Here: wisdom, knowledge, wit

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