Monday, April 07, 2008

山高於海 : "A mountain is higher than the sea"?

Today I came across the Chinese expression 山高於海 (산고어해), which I think is supposed to mean, "A mountain is higher than the sea."
  • 山 (산) - mountain
  • 高 (고) - high
  • 於 (어) - than
  • 海 (해) - sea
Does anyone know the origin of the expression and the reason for stating the obvious?

1 comment:

  1. there is no such a significant meaning in it. i assume this expression is created for tutorial purpose for the usage of the word 於.


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