花開堪折直須折

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Chinese[edit]

 
flower; blossom; to spend (money, time); fancy pattern
open; operate (vehicle); start endure
 
tenth (in price); to break; to fold; to turn; broken (as of rope, stick)
 
straight; vertical; frank; directly; straightly; upright
beard; necessary; must
 
tenth (in price); to break; to fold; to turn; broken (as of rope, stick)
trad. (花開堪折直須折)
simp. (花开堪折直须折)

Etymology[edit]

Literally: If a flower is blooming, and you can pluck it, go ahead and pluck it.

Pronunciation[edit]

Proverb[edit]

花開堪折直須折

  1. seize the day; carpe diem.

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