水滴石穿 【shuǐ dī shí chuān】Dripping water wears through a stone
Dripping water wears through a stone.
Definition: dī:drip; chuān:wears through. shuǐ dī shí chuān: Dripping water wears through a stone, metaphorically meaning perseverant small effort makes a big difference, or perseverance and continual effort guarantee a success.
1. I will build up my own kingdom step by step as I believe that shuǐ dī shí chuān (perseverance and continual effort guarantee a success). I will succeed in anything if I do it persistently.
2. We are not strong enough at this moment, but we will shuǐ dī shí chuān (hold on) to succeed as long as we never cease our effort.