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吃一堑,长一智    Add to My Vocabulary

PinYin chī yī qiàn , zhǎng yī zhì    Simplified 吃一堑,长一智    Traditional 吃一塹,長一智
  1. Fall into the moat and you'll be wiser next time (idiom); One only learns from one's mistakes.

Chinese meanings
  1. chīyīqiàn,zhǎngyīzhì
    受一次挫折,长一分见识。

Chinese meanings
  1. chī yī qiàn,zhǎng yī zhì
    【近义】失败乃成功之母、上当学乖
    【反义】重蹈覆辙
    【释义】堑:壕沟,比喻困难、挫折。受一次挫折,增长一分见识。

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