莫待無花空折枝

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Chinese[edit]

do not; there is none who
 
wait; treat; deal with; need; about; intending to do something; stay; delay
not have
 
flower; blossom; to spend; fancy pattern
 
emptied; leisure; air; sky; empty; in vain
 
tenth (in price); to break; to fold; to turn; broken (as of rope, stick)
branch; (a measure word)
trad. (莫待無花空折枝)
simp. (莫待无花空折枝)

Etymology[edit]

See 花開堪折直須折花开堪折直须折 (huā kāi kān zhé zhí xū zhé).

Pronunciation[edit]


Proverb[edit]

莫待無花空折枝

  1. Seize the day; carpe diem.

Synonyms[edit]