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What is the meaning of 则 in 欲速则不达? Does it mean fortune, wealth, success? I couldn't figure out out.

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    No, see e.g. jukuu: "The more haste, she less speed", 则:conjunction,used before the 2nd clause (不达) to indicate the conditional relation – user6065 May 23 '16 at 13:04
  • So it means "then"? – Jack Maddington May 23 '16 at 13:18
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欲 -- willing, want

速 -- speedy, quick

则 -- then, but

不 -- not, negative

达 -- arrive, done

If you want to finish it quicker, then you probably can't get it done (correctly).

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This means "then" in English, like the Chinese word .

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