桃園三結義

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Chinese[edit]

peach garden three; 3 to make a solemn pact
trad. (桃園三結義) 桃園 結義
simp. (桃园三结义) 桃园 结义

Etymology[edit]

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.

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桃園三結義

  1. to become sworn brothers
  2. to join forces

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