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歲寒三友

ChineseEdit

the cold months; winter pine, bamboo and ume
trad. (歲寒三友) 歲寒 三友
simp. (岁寒三友) 岁寒 三友

EtymologyEdit

Pine, bamboo and plum blossoms do not wither in winter. Therefore, they are known as the three friends of winter.

PronunciationEdit

IdiomEdit

歲寒三友

  1. three friends of winter: pine, bamboo and plum blossom

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