Chinese Idioms - Chengyu

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    luó
    bo
    kēng
    一个萝卜一个坑
    yī gè luó bo yī gè kēng

    Different translations of this Chinese idiom or chengyu

    • literally every turnip to its hole
    • fig. each person has his own position
    • each to his own
    • horses for courses
    • every kettle has its lid

    Word by word translation of this Chinese idiom

    one / 1 / single / a (article) / as soon as / entire / whole / all / throughout / "one" radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 1)
    individual / this / that / size / classifier for people or objects in general / variant of 個|个[gè]
    luó
    radish
    bo
    see 蘿蔔|萝卜[luó bo]
    to divine / to forecast or estimate / (of a place to live etc) to choose / surname Bu
    one / 1 / single / a (article) / as soon as / entire / whole / all / throughout / "one" radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 1)
    individual / this / that / size / classifier for people or objects in general / variant of 個|个[gè]
    kēng
    pit / hole / tunnel / to defraud / variant of 坑[kēng]
    Data is based on CC-CEDICT. See the full data in action here MDBG Chinese-English dictionary.

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