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歲寒三友

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EtymologyEdit

歲寒 (cold months) + 三友 (three friends)

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

IdiomEdit

歲寒三友 (traditional, Pinyin suìhán sānyǒu, simplified 岁寒三友)

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

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