安贫乐道 (Chinese PinYin: [ān pín lè dào]; traditional Chinese: 安貧樂道) may mean: (1) repose in poverty and delight in wisdom; (2) be content to lead a humble but virtuous life; (3) be happy to live a simple and virtuous life. The term is a Chinese idiomatic expression that originates from the “Book of the Later Han (后汉书)” with the relevant originate text being: “安贫乐道；恬于进趣；三辅诸儒莫不慕仰之。”. It is traditionally a commendatory term but today it is sometimes used to remind someone to be content with poverty or the status quo. Some common phrases and expressions are: 安贫乐道的人 (those who are rich in spirit), 安贫乐道的生活态度 (the attitude of leading a humble but virtuous life), 安贫乐道的人生 (a humble but virtuous life).
Literally: 安 (be content with) + 贫 (poor) + 乐 (happy with) + 道(wisdom)
1. How to pronounce 安贫乐道?
Chinese Pinyin: [ān pín lè dào]
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2. Synonyms And Antonyms of 安贫乐道
Synonyms: 与世无争, 安贫守道, 乐道安命
Antonyms: 愤世嫉俗, 胡作非为, 为所欲为, 不甘食贫, 愤世妒俗
3. What are the fixed expression, collocation and idioms that contains 安贫乐道
Fixed expression: N/A
Collocation: 安贫乐道的人 (those who are rich in spirit), 安贫乐道的生活态度 (the attitude of leading a humble but virtuous life), 安贫乐道的人生 (a humble but virtuous life),
4. How to use 安贫乐道 in a sentence?
Below are some example sentences and quotes containing 安贫乐道 .
Translation: I am happy to live a virtuous life even if in a state of poverty.
Translation: Since you have chosen this least-profitable industry, you should be content with it .
Translation: Be content to lead a humble but virtuous life, only in this way you can enjoy more freedom.
4.4 在那段物质匮乏的时期, 他安贫乐道，依然专心写作
Translation: During poverty, he was still content with his life and focused on writing.
Translation: Thirdly, he discusses the perfection of the self-personality in the solitude, that is, man should be content to lead a humble but virtuous life.
Translation: Those who are rich in spirit are fortunate.
Translation: His contentment with life and ideology without seeking fame makes him unique.
Translation: Contentment with poverty to some degree may help engage in scholarship.
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