桃園三結義

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See also: 桃园三结义

Chinese[edit]

peach garden three; 3 to make a solemn pact
trad. (桃園三結義) 桃園 結義
simp. (桃园三结义) 桃园 结义
Literally: “Oath of the Three at the Peach Garden”.

Etymology[edit]

From the Romance of the Three Kingdoms, where Zhang Fei, Guan Yu, and Liu Bei made an oath in the peach garden.

Three Heroes of Three Kingdoms, silk painting by Sekkan Sakurai (1715-1790). This painting is usually hung in the offices of businessmen to show that they were trustworthy, as these brothers were to each other.

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桃園三結義

  1. to become sworn brothers
  2. to join forces

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