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Fall down seven times; stand up eight

Posted by faanastasia July 18, 2011 in the Group I Have a Question.

Hi, everybody.

There is English saying "Fall down seven
times; stand up eight" (meaning is that you shouldn’t despair if smth goes wrong).

It's said that it has Japanese or Chinese roots. What do you think about it?

How the Chinese saying sounds?

Why 7 and 8 numbers are used?

Why 7 used in meaning “to fall” and 8 in meaning to “stand up”?

Nastya


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