Last modified on 21 December 2014, at 10:36

春花秋月

MandarinEdit

 
spring (time); gay; joyful; youthful; love; lust; life
 
flower; blossom; to spend (money, time); fancy pattern
 
autumn; fall; harvest time; a swing
moon; month
simp. and trad.
(春花秋月)

EtymologyEdit

From the stanza of a poem by Yu Meiren (虞美人): trad. 春花秋月何時了, simpl. 春花秋月何时了

Literally The flowers of spring and the autumn moons (when will they ever end?)

IdiomEdit

春花秋月 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin chūn huā qiū yuè)

  1. a metaphor for a wonderful time spent in a beautiful location