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Regardless of the consequence

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不管三七二十一。

Bùguǎn sān qī èr shí yī.

Regardless of the consequence.

“三七二十一”原来是一句乘法口诀,意思是3个七等于21。后来常用这句话表示不顾一切,不管结果怎样,一定要做某件事。

“三七二十一” is a multiplication table. It means three times seven is twenty-one. This sentence means regardless of the consequence to show one’s determination to do something.

用法说明

1、甲:李明不在吗?

Jiǎ: Lǐ Míng bú zài ma?

Jia: Isn’t Li Ming here?

乙:他接了个电话,然后不管三七二十一就跑出去了。

Yǐ: Tā jiē le gè diànhuà, ránhòu bùguǎn sān qī èr shí yī jiù pǎo chūqu le.

Yi: He just ran out regardless of everything after answering a phone.

2、甲:他不管三七二十一就喝下了那杯酒。

Jiǎ: Tā bùguǎn sān qī èr shí yī jiù hē xià le nà bēi jiǔ.

Jia: Regardless of the consequence, he drank that glass of wine.

乙:我原以为他会拒绝的。

Yǐ: Wǒ yuán yǐwéi tā huì jùjué de.

Yi: I thought he would refuse.

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