It’s always nice to see a saying that has withstood the test of time and still holds up nicely today.
- 开 – Kai1
- 卷 – Juan4
- 有 – You3
- 益 – Yi4
So what does 开卷有益 mean? Let’s break it down!
- 开 means to open
- 卷 translates to scroll, but means any book or literature
- 有 is the character for possesses
- 益 means beneficial
This idiom means reading is good for you! Because you absorb and learn things!
Sure you don’t exactly get social skills from books, but knowledge is power and theoretically you could learn anything from books. It’s a matter of applying it, that’s all!
Have fun reading!