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|first month; eldest brother; (surname)||female; mother||three; 3||to move; to shift|
Literally: The mother of Mencius changed her abode three times (to avoid bad influence on her son).
孟母三遷 (traditional, Pinyin 孟母三迁), simplified
- A wise mother would do everything for the healthy growth of her children.