Chinese Idioms - Chengyu

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    chéng
    jǐng
    bǎi
    惩一儆百
    chéng yī jǐng bǎi

    Different translations of this Chinese idiom or chengyu

    • literally punish one, warn one hundred
    • fig. to make an example of sb

    Word by word translation of this Chinese idiom

    chéng
    to punish / to reprimand / to warn
    one / 1 / single / a (article) / as soon as / entire / whole / all / throughout / "one" radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 1)
    jǐng
    to warn / to admonish
    bǎi
    hundred / numerous / all kinds of / surname Bai
    chéng
    jǐng
    bǎi
    惩一警百
    chéng yī jǐng bǎi

    Different translations of this Chinese idiom or chengyu

    • literally punish one, warn one hundred
    • fig. to make an example of sb
    • also written 懲一儆百|惩一儆百[chéng yī jǐng bǎi]

    Word by word translation of this Chinese idiom

    chéng
    to punish / to reprimand / to warn
    one / 1 / single / a (article) / as soon as / entire / whole / all / throughout / "one" radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 1)
    jǐng
    to alert / to warn / police
    bǎi
    hundred / numerous / all kinds of / surname Bai
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