雪中送炭

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Chinese[edit]

snow
 
middle; center; within; among; in; while (doing sth); during; China; Chinese; hit (the mark)
 
to deliver; to carry; to give (as a present); to present (with); to see off; to send
carbon; charcoal
simp. and trad.
(雪中送炭)

Etymology[edit]

Literally: to deliver coal to someone on a snowy day

Pronunciation[edit]


Verb[edit]

雪中送炭

  1. (idiomatic) to help someone in their hour of need