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Could someone please explain me how and when to use these expressions? Is there any difference between the two of them? Is it something like "see you later/see you there/see you soon"?

  • I've no idea about what 不见不错 means, though it sounds quite poetic. – Stan Mar 7 '15 at 18:25
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    孫楠 pairs 不见不散 w "be there or be square"- good song, good translation :) – Master Sparkles Mar 8 '15 at 0:12
  • Can you please let us know where you saw the phrase 不见不错? My guess is that it is something that Google Translate threw at you? – Michael Lai Mar 11 '15 at 21:51
  • @MasterSparkles Do you feel that "be there or be square" indicates more of a commitment from the other person whereas 不见不散 indicates a commitment from everyone? – Michael Lai Mar 11 '15 at 21:54
  • @Michael Lai I remember having seen this phrase written on a book, but now I guess I've probably just read wrong. Thanks for the explanation anyway. :) – Chiara Mar 12 '15 at 6:33
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不见不错 - there doesn't seem to be a reference to this phrase to be found... perhaps you could indicate where you saw this?

不见不散 - used to indicate a firm commitment to an appointment, in the sense that if we don't see [不见] each other then we will not leave/scatter [不散] (i.e. keep waiting).

  • If it is to another person and you want to make sure the other person waits for you then it means "don't leave before I get there".

  • If you are indicating that you'll be waiting for the other person then it means "I am not leaving until I see you".

  • If it is to a group of people then it means "no one's going anywhere until we all get there".

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不见不错 is gobbledigook. 不见不散 means that you will in fact agree to meet someone, that you are really committed to it.

See you later is 再见 or 回头见.

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不见不散, not see not walk, "wait for me, don't leave"

不见不错 is not an everyday phrase. Maybe it is meant to mean

见不到也没事, "If you don't see me (there) don't worry."

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