Chinese Word Entry

授人以魚不如授人以漁

Simplified Chinese form: 授人以鱼不如授人以渔

Mandarin (Zhuyin): ㄕㄡˋ ㄖㄣˊ ㄧˇ ㄩˊ ㄅㄨˋ ㄖㄨˊ ㄕㄡˋ ㄖㄣˊ ㄧˇ ㄩˊ
Mandarin (Pinyin): shòu rén yǐ yú bù rú shòu rén yǐ yú
Cantonese (Jyutping): sau6 jan4 ji5 jyu4 bat1 jyu4 sau6 jan4 ji5 jyu4
Definitions:
  1. give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime

  2. knowledge is the best charity


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Chinese characters used in this word

impart, instruct, grant, confer, give to, transmit
Readings
Mandarin: ㄕㄡˋ (shòu)
Cantonese: sau6
Japanese: ジュ (ju) / さず.ける (sazukeru)、 さず.かる (sazukaru)
Korean: 수 (su)
Vietnamese: thụ

person, man, people, mankind, someone else
Readings
Mandarin: ㄖㄣˊ (rén)
Cantonese: jan4
Japanese: ジン (jin)、 ニン (nin) / ひと (hito)、 -り (-ri)、 -と (-to)
Korean: 인 (in)
Vietnamese: nhân
Variants
Semantic variant forms:

by means of, because, in view of, compared with, thereby, therefore, consider as, in order to
Readings
Mandarin: ㄧˇ (yǐ), ㄙˋ (sì)
Cantonese: ji5, jyu5
Japanese: イ (i) / もっ.て (motte)、 おもう (omou)、 ゆえに (yueni)
Korean: 이 (i)
Vietnamese:

fish, surname, KangXi radical 195
Readings
Mandarin: ㄩˊ (yú)
Cantonese: jyu4
Japanese: ギョ (gyo) / うお (uo)、 さかな (sakana)、 -ざかな (-zakana)、 すなどる (sunadoru)
Korean: 어 (eo)
Vietnamese: ngư
Variants
Simplified Chinese form:

negative, non-, bad, ugly, clumsy, no, not, un-, negative prefix
Readings
Mandarin: ㄅㄨˋ (bù), ㄅㄨˊ (bú), ㄈㄡˇ (fǒu), ㄈㄡ (fōu), ㄈㄨ (fū)
Cantonese: bat1, fau2
Japanese: フ (fu)、 ブ (bu)、 フツ (futsu)、 ヒ (hi) / せず (sezu)、 にあらず (niarazu)、 いなや (inaya)
Korean: 부 (bu), 불 (bul)
Vietnamese: bất, phầu, phủ, phi

likeness, like, such as, as if, better, best, equal, if, supposing, as
Readings
Mandarin: ㄖㄨˊ (rú)
Cantonese: jyu4
Japanese: ジョ (jo)、 ニョ (nyo) / ごと.し (gotoshi)、 ごとく (gotoku)、 しく (shiku)、 ゆく (yuku)
Korean: 여 (yeo)
Vietnamese: như

fishing, fishery, to fish, seize, pursue, surname
Readings
Mandarin: ㄩˊ (yú)
Cantonese: jyu4
Japanese: ギョ (gyo)、 リョウ (ryou) / あさ.る (asaru)、 すなどる (sunadoru)、 いさる (isaru)、 すなどり (sunadori)
Korean: 어 (eo)
Vietnamese: ngư
Variants
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