Chinese Idioms - Chengyu

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    rén
    dào
    quǎn
    shēng
    tiān
    一人得道,鸡犬升天
    yī rén dé dào , jī quǎn shēng tiān

    Different translations of this Chinese idiom or chengyu

    • literally when a man achieves the Dao, his poultry and dogs rise to Heaven
    • fig. to ride on sb else's success
    • Once one man gets a government position, all his cronies get in too
    • Once sb has cracked the problem, every Tom, Dick and Harry can do it

    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)
    rén
    man / person / people / CL:個|个[gè],位[wèi]
    to obtain / to get / to gain / to catch (a disease) / proper / suitable / proud / contented / to allow / to permit / ready / finished
    de
    structural particle: used after a verb (or adjective as main verb), linking it to following phrase indicating effect, degree, possibility etc
    děi
    to have to / must / ought to / to need to
    dào
    direction / way / road / path / principle / truth / morality / reason / skill / method / Dao (of Daoism) / to say / to speak / to talk / classifier for long thin things (rivers, cracks etc), barriers (walls, doors etc), questions (in an exam etc), commands, courses in a meal, steps in a process / province (of Korea or Japan) / CL:條|条[tiáo],股[gǔ]
    fowl / chicken / (slang) prostitute / CL:隻|只[zhī]
    quǎn
    dog
    shēng
    to ascend / to rise to the rank of / to promote / to hoist / liter / measure for dry grain equal to one-tenth dou 斗[dǒu] / to rise in rank / variant of 升[shēng]
    tiān
    day / sky / heaven
    Data is based on CC-CEDICT. See the full data in action here MDBG Chinese-English dictionary.

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