huā luò zhī duō shǎo(花落知多少)

by yamachem - uploaded on February 19, 2015, 8:25 am

The fourth(last) phrase in the poem titled "chūn xiǎo" created by "Mèng Hàorán"

who was a major Tang dynasty poet and has been famous for his poems related to the realm of nature. The poem titled "chūn xiǎo" is not only well known in China,but also in Japan. 

"huā luò zhī duō shǎo" means "I woder if ( or I don't know)how many blossoms dropped"

Translating word for word,

"huā" means "blossom" 

" luò " means "drop"  

"zhī " means "know" 

" duō" means "much or many" 

"shǎo" means "little or few"

Prior to "zhī ","bù" which means "not" is supposed to be omitted.

 you can enjoy the song of the poem here:


Chinese character Mèng Hàorán Tang dynasty hanzi huā luò zhī duō shǎo poem poet
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