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Simplfied Chinese
远亲不如近邻
Traditional Chinese
遠親不如近鄰
Mandarin pinyin pronunciation
yuǎn qīn bù rú jìn lín
Cantonese jyutpin pronunciation
yun5 chan1 bat1 yu4 gan6 leun4
Short definition distant relatives are not as good as close neighbors
Usage frequency Somewhat infrequent
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All available English definitions A relative afar is less use than a close neighbor (idiom). Take whatever help is on hand, even from strangers.MDBG icon / distant relatives are not as good as close neighborsAdso icon /
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远亲不如近邻(yuǎn qīn bù rú jìn lín) distant relatives are not as good as close neighbors

A close neighbor is better than a distant relative.

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