柳暗花明

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Chinese[edit]

willow; surname
 
dark; gloomy; hidden; secret
 
flower; blossom; to spend; fancy pattern
 
clear; bright; to understand; next; the Ming dynasty
simp. and trad.
(柳暗花明)

Etymology[edit]

山重水複柳暗花明 [MSC, trad.]
山重水复柳暗花明 [MSC, simp.]
From: Touring Shanxi Village, Lu You
Shānzhòngshuǐfù yí wú lù, liǔ'ànhuāmíng yòu yī cūn. [Pinyin]
Over numerous mountains and streams, I had my doubts that I could find the road. Then out of the shade of the willows, came bright flowers and another village.

Pronunciation[edit]


Idiom[edit]

柳暗花明

  1. an enchanting sight in springtime
  2. at one's darkest hour, a glimmer of hope

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