Chinese Idioms - Chengyu

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    sān
    gāng
    cháng
    三纲五常
    sān gāng wǔ cháng

    Different translations of this Chinese idiom or chengyu

    • three principles and five virtues
    • the three rules (ruler guides subject, father guides son and husband guides wife) and five constant virtues of Confucianism (benevolence 仁, righteousness 義|义, propriety 禮|礼, wisdom 智 and fidelity 信)

    Word by word translation of this Chinese idiom

    sān
    three / 3 / surname San
    gāng
    head rope of a fishing net / guiding principle / key link / class (taxonomy) / outline / program
    five / 5
    cháng
    always / ever / often / frequently / common / general / constant / surname Chang
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