I'm trying to get the meaning of the following expression: 爱惜花草树木. A Chinese friend told me that it's something like "It's so corny", but I'm having a hard time finding an explanation online. I've found a few Chinese websites but the explanation Chinese is way too hard for me :-/

  • Well there's nothing wrong with the meaning. It is actually overused on the signs so your friend would say that. – Stan Mar 18 '14 at 17:32
  • I believe if you live in China you can see it everywhere wherever there is a ground with grass. – einverne Mar 19 '14 at 5:51

In simple terms it means to treasure nature. It literally means "love and treasure flowers, grass, trees".

You'd generally find it on park signs so that it's a catch all for people not to trample on grass, to not pick flowers, wreck trees, that sort of thing.

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