Yī yán jì chū, sì mǎ nán zhuī
Translation: Once one’s word has been given, even a team of four horses cannot take it back.
Meaning: What one has said cannot be unsaid; one must be careful about making promises and faithful in honoring those promises.
|既||jì||already (Adv, Conj)|
|出||chū||to go out (V); here: to be said (V)|
|驷马||sì mǎ||a team of four horses (N)|
|难||nán||difficult, hard (Adj)|
|追||zhuī||to take back (V)|
A promise is a promise. As the….