春花秋月

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Mandarin[edit]

 
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)

Etymology[edit]

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?)

Idiom[edit]

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

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