桃園結義

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Chinese[edit]

peach garden to make a solemn pact
trad. (桃園結義) 桃園 結義
simp. (桃园结义) 桃园 结义
Literally: “Oath of the Peach Garden”.

Etymology[edit]

From the Romance of the Three Kingdoms, in which 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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桃園結義

  1. to become sworn brothers

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