歲寒三友

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Mandarin[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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.

Idiom[edit]

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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