桃園三結義

MandarinEdit

simpl. 桃园三结义
trad. 桃園結義

EtymologyEdit

From the Romance of the Three Kingdoms

Three Heroes of Three Kingdoms, silk painting by Sekkan Sakurai (1715-1790). This painting is usually hung in the offices of businessmen to show that they were trustworthy, as these brothers were to each other.

IdiomEdit

桃園三結義 (traditional, Pinyin táo yuán sān jiéyì, simplified 桃园三结义)

  1. to become sworn brothers
  2. to join forces

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Last modified on 9 April 2014, at 05:02