lán blue


Alternative traditional form of character:

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Pronunciation

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Proverbs

青出于蓝而胜于蓝 qīng chū yú lán ér shèng yú lán Wise schooling has produced excellence beyond the teacher. The follower has surpassed the master.

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lán blue

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