莫待无花空折枝

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Mandarin[edit]

simpl.
trad.

Etymology[edit]

Literally: Do not wait for the flower to [already] have disappeared before you pluck the twig.

Proverb[edit]

莫待无花空折枝 (simplified, Pinyin mò dài wú huā kōng zhé zhī, traditional 莫待無花空折枝)

  1. seize the day; carpe diem.

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References[edit]

  • "莫待无花空折枝" (in Mandarin), Guoyu Cidian On-line Mandarin Dictionary (國語辭典). URL accessed on 2009-01-09.

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