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Yoyo Szeto

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"上下而求索" is from 《离骚》 (writer:屈原 qu yuan;derivation:《li sao》)

The whole sentence is "路曼曼其修远兮,吾将上下而求索".

Means:Although the road is endless and faraway, I still want to pursue the truth in the world.

In this sentence, "上下" means sky and earth.

"求索" means to find and pursue.

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Hi !

And I'm also a new one here. Glad to see you all!

:D cat_star is a ebullient girl!! Haha!

I also want to say something about the classical chinese sentence:"路漫漫其修远兮,吾将上下而求索"

The writer (屈原)is a famous poet in ancient China.

The character 兮is obsolete in the modern chinese which is used as a modal auxiliary word in past.

And I think "上下"is not just the literal meaning in sentence.

Do you think so? :wink:

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