You might have realized that this “Quote of the day” section has become a large part of my website’s content. While I was picking up Chinese again in my late 30s after dropping it in my late 20s, I decided that the best way to study is to translate some quotes that I encountered into my mother tongue and English on the go.

These quotes may be funny or related to self-help. What’s better than being a better version of you while studying? Have fun with quotes in 3 languages. Check back here everyday for a new quote at 6:00 p.m. (GMT+7). Enjoy learning Vietnamese, Chinese, and English.

Also, if you haven’t known it yet, please check out the other series that I’ve maintained lately which is called Phrase of the day.

JANUARY 5, 2022

[12 Days Of Christmas, Day 12]
Bạn phải trải qua quá trình cố gắng, thất bại, rồi lại cố gắng.
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你得经历努力失败再努力的过程。
Nǐ děi jīnglì nǔlì shībài zài nǔlì de guòchéng.
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You have to go through the process of trying, failing and trying again.

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JANUARY 4, 2022

[12 Days Of Christmas, Day 11]
Bạn phải phạm sai lầm để mình trông như một kẻ ngốc.
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你得犯错,让你自己看起来跟个傻子一样。
Nǐ děi fàncuò, ràng nǐ zìjǐ kàn qǐlái gēn gè shǎzi yīyàng.
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You have to make mistakes and let yourself look like an idiot.

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JANUARY 3, 2022

[12 Days Of Christmas, Day 10]
Bạn phải quan tâm đến người khác nhiều hơn họ quan tâm đến bạn.
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你得比别人在乎你更在乎他们。
Nǐ děi bǐ biérén zàihū nǐ gèng zàihū tāmen.
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You have to care more about others than they care about you.

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JANUARY 2, 2022

[12 Days Of Christmas, Day 9]
Bạn phải nghiền ngẫm các chi tiết, mặc dù bỏ qua chúng sẽ dễ dàng hơn.
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你得死抠细节,虽然放过它们会更容易。
Nǐ děi sǐ kōu xìjié, suīrán fàngguò tāmen huì gèng róngyì.
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You have to grind out the details when it’s easier to shrug them off.

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JANUARY 1, 2022

[12 Days Of Christmas, Day 8 – New Year’s Day]
Bạn phải thể hiện ra thành quả, mặc dù bạn cũng có thể lựa chọn kiếm cớ.
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你得展现出成果,虽然你也可以选择找借口。
Nǐ děi zhǎnxiàn chū chéngguǒ, suīrán nǐ yě kěyǐ xuǎnzé zhǎo jièkǒu.
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You have to deliver results when making excuses is an option.

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DECEMBER 31, 2021

[12 Days Of Christmas, Day 7, New Year’s Eve]
Bạn phải học cách lãnh đạo, ngay cả khi chưa có ai theo bạn.
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你得学会领导,哪怕还没有任何人在跟随你。
Nǐ děi xuéhuì lǐngdǎo, nǎpà hái méiyǒu rènhé rén zài gēnsuí nǐ.
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You have to lead when no one else is following you yet.

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DECEMBER 30, 2021

[12 Days Of Christmas, Day 6]
Bạn phải hoàn thành nhiệm vụ trước những hạn chót hoàn toàn vô lý.
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你得在那些完全不合理的最后期限前完成任务。
Nǐ děi zài nàxiē wánquán bù hélǐ de zuìhòu qíxiàn qián wánchéng rènwù.
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You have to meet deadlines that are unreasonable.

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DECEMBER 29, 2021

[12 days of Christmas, Day 5]
Bạn phải buộc mình dậy sớm khi bạn muốn nằm trên giường.
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你得在你想赖床的时候强迫自己早起。
Nǐ děi zài nǐ xiǎng lài chuáng de shíhòu qiǎngpò zìjǐ zǎoqǐ.
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You have to force yourself to get up early when you want to stay in bed.

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DECEMBER 28, 2021

[12 days of Christmas, Day 4]
Bạn phải đối xử thân thiện với những người tàn nhẫn với bạn.
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你得友好对待那些残忍对你的人。
Nǐ děi yǒu hǎo duì dài nà xiē cán rěn duì nǐ de rén.
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You have to be kind to people who have been cruel to you.

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