一日不見,如隔三秋

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Chinese[edit]

 
one; 1; single; a; (before verbs) as soon as, once; (before a noun) entire (family, etc.)
 
day; sun; date; day of the month; Japan (abbrev.)
(negative prefix); not; no
 
appear; to see; to meet; to appear (to be sth); to interview
as (if); such as
 
to separate; to stand or lie between; to divide; to cut off
three; 3
 
autumn; fall; harvest time; a swing
trad. (一日不見,如隔三秋)
simp. (一日不见,如隔三秋)

Etymology[edit]

Literally: Not seeing (somebody) for a day is like being apart for three autumns.

Pronunciation[edit]


Idiom[edit]

一日不見,如隔三秋

  1. a single day apart seems like three years

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