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三日不读书,面目可憎

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There's night and day, brother, both sweet things; sun, moon, and stars, brother, all sweet things; there's likewise a wind on the heath. Life is very sweet, brother; who would wish to die?
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simplified

读书面目可憎

traditional

三日不讀書,面目可憎

Mandarin

Etymology

Literally: If you don't read for three days, you will become unattractive.

Proverb

三日不读书,面目可憎 (simplified, Pinyin sān rì bù dúshū, miànmùkězēng, traditional 三日不讀書,面目可憎)

  1. If you are not diligent in your studies, you will remain ignorant, and nobody will be attracted to you.

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