孟母三遷

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Chinese[edit]

first month; eldest brother; (surname) female; mother three; 3 to move; to shift
trad. (孟母三遷)
simp. (孟母三迁)

Etymology[edit]

Literally: The mother of Mencius changed her abode three times (to avoid bad influence on her son).

Pronunciation[edit]

Proverb[edit]

孟母三遷

  1. A wise mother would do everything for the healthy growth of her children.