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非一日之功 | fēi yī rì zhī gōng

Xi Jinping used this suyu in a speech at a forum about the protection and development of the Yellow River on September 18th, 2019.


Cannot be done in one day, e.g. Rome was not built in a day (罗马非一日之功).

Also commonly used as: 冰冻三尺非一日之寒 bīng dòng sǎn chǐ fěi yǐ rì zhī hán – Ice three feet thick can’t be frozen in one day.




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