成语故事:兼听则明 Listen to both sides, and you'll be enlightened

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成语故事:兼听则明 Listen to both sides, and you'll be enlightened

成语故事:兼听则明 Listen to both sides, and you'll be enlightened

兼听则明

jiān tīng zé míng

Listen to both sides, and you'll be enlightened

兼 is both sides, 听 is listen to. 则 means 'and then', showing a kind of logic or result. 明 is bright or clear. the idiom 兼听则明means listen to both sides and you'll be enlightened.

Literal meaning: listen to both sides and you'll be enlightened; heed only one side and you'll be in the dark.

E.g

One principle in dealing conflicts is listen to both sides, and you’ll be enlightened.

处理矛盾的一个原则是兼听则明。

chù lǐ máo dùn de yī gè yuán zé shì jiān tīng zé míng 。

成语故事:兼听则明 Listen to both sides, and you'll be enlightened

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