I need a translation for the phrase as a whole not two words separately.

I need it in common Chinese if that’s a thing, but I mean the most general simple Chinese there is.

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    Can you first give the English meaning of the phrase, because "go places" can mean a lot of different things?
    – River
    Sep 18 '20 at 21:01
  • It's go place"s", not place. If already happened: 经验老道 or 见过世面。If not yet happen 各处看看 or 走偏天下, based on the denotation of the phrase. But River is right: you do need to clarify the context. Sep 18 '20 at 22:13
  • Don't think "go places" has anything to do with travelling. :)
    – monalisa
    Sep 19 '20 at 0:13
  • Obviously 'go places' = 去地方 is a literal interpretation of an idiomatic expression
    – Tang Ho
    Sep 19 '20 at 0:16
  • Hi guys, maybe I haven't made it clear enough. What I meant by to "go places" is to succeed. But the thing is I was hoping to find a phrase that says that in Chinese, not just the word 'succeed'. Hope it's clearer now. Thank you. Cheers. Sep 19 '20 at 22:43

If you're looking for a four-character chengyu (成語) I would offer "出人頭地" - to become head and shoulders above the rest.

She's a smart kid; one day she will go places.


  • Thanks a million! This is perfect! Cheers! Sep 19 '20 at 22:47

Cambridge Dictionary: Go places: to be likely to be successful in the future:

It is "有好前途/ 有前途 " (have a great future) in Chinese


如果你想有好前途,你需要跟随我 - If you want to go places (have a great future), you need to follow me

這傢伙終有一天會有好前途 - This guy will go places (have a great future) someday

You can also use 前途光明 (have a bright future)


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