Chinese Idioms - Chengyu

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    jiàn
    fēng
    shǐ
    使
    fān
    见风使帆
    jiàn fēng shǐ fān

    Different translations of this Chinese idiom or chengyu

    • literally see the wind and set your sails; fig. to act pragmatically
    • to be flexible and take advantage of the situation

    Word by word translation of this Chinese idiom

    jiàn
    to see / to meet / to appear (to be sth) / to interview
    xiàn
    to appear / also written 現|现[xiàn]
    fēng
    wind / news / style / custom / manner / CL:陣|阵[zhèn],絲|丝[sī]
    使
    shǐ
    to make / to cause / to enable / to use / to employ / to send / to instruct sb to do sth / envoy / messenger
    fān
    to gallop / Taiwan pr. [fán] / sail / Taiwan pr. [fán], except 帆布[fān bù] canvas / variant of 帆[fān]
    Data is based on CC-CEDICT. See the full data in action here MDBG Chinese-English dictionary.

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