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sēng duō
phr. there are many monks
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Simplified stroke orders are based on the 'Standard of National Commonly-used Mandarin Chinese Characters (现代汉语通用字笔顺规范)', issued by the China National Language and Character Working Committee (国家语言文字工作委员会) on April 7th 1997. Traditional stroke orders are based on information issued by the Taiwan Ministry of Education.
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sēng duō zhōu shǎo
phr. There are too many (Buddhist) monks and too little gruel, cannot meet the needs of the people
zhōu shǎo sēng duō
idiom. literally meaning little gruel for many monks, indicating there is not enough to go around.