( fēng zhī jìn cǎo , liè huǒ jiàn zhēn jīn ) ( - - - - - - - - )

疾風知勁草,烈火見真金 English Translation

The English meaning of ( fēng zhī jìn cǎo , liè huǒ jiàn zhēn jīn ) is:

  • the storm put strong grass to the test, fire tests true gold (idiom); fig. troubled times test a faithful minister
  • to show one's true colors after a stern test

Breakdown

( fēng zhī jìng cǎo ) ( - - - )

the storm put strong grass to the test (idiom); fig. troubled times test a faithful minister / to show one's true colors after a stern test / Also written: 疾風勁草|疾风劲草

(liè huǒ )

raging inferno / blaze

(jiàn /xiàn ) ( )

to see / to meet / to appear (to be sth) / to interview to appear / Also written: 現|现[xian4]

(zhēn )

really / truly / indeed / real / true / genuine

(jīn )

surname Jin / surname Kim (Korean) / Jurchen Jin dynasty (1115-1234) gold / chemical element Au / generic term for lustrous and ductile metals / money / golden / highly respected / one of the eight ancient musical instruments ( yīn)