Came across this, old(?), term today: 劝合不劝散.

A quick baidu gives me a lot of variants on this term though:







I would imagine anything with 和 would be a more widely accepted variant, than those with 合.

But is there a most widely accepted term among the whole 散、分、离 group?

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    Vote for 劝合不劝离. – user4072 Sep 4 '14 at 10:24
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    和 means peace .以和为贵 – wolfrevo Sep 4 '14 at 11:21

Quick googling gives:

+"劝合不劝散" -"劝合不劝离" -"劝合不劝分" -"劝和不劝散" -"劝和不劝分" -"劝和不劝离" = 698

-"劝合不劝散" +"劝合不劝离" -"劝合不劝分" -"劝和不劝散" -"劝和不劝分" -"劝和不劝离" = 11500

-"劝合不劝散" -"劝合不劝离" +"劝合不劝分" -"劝和不劝散" -"劝和不劝分" -"劝和不劝离" = 10700

-"劝合不劝散" -"劝合不劝离" -"劝合不劝分" +"劝和不劝散" -"劝和不劝分" -"劝和不劝离" = 3160

-"劝合不劝散" -"劝合不劝离" -"劝合不劝分" -"劝和不劝散" +"劝和不劝分" -"劝和不劝离" = 25200

-"劝合不劝散" -"劝合不劝离" -"劝合不劝分" -"劝和不劝散" -"劝和不劝分" +"劝和不劝离" = 32500

  • Care to explain a little I have no idea what any of that means.... – Mou某 Sep 5 '14 at 4:15
  • In Google, quoting "...." means exact match, "+" means "must exist" and "-" means "must not exist". – Henry HO Sep 6 '14 at 3:17
  • @user3306356 It simply says Google indexed "劝和不劝离" the most while "劝合不劝散" least. It may not fully explain the term (I did not hear this before either) but sure gives a picture on how people on the Internet use these terms. – Pete C. Oct 3 '14 at 22:38

I would like to say,劝合不劝散劝合不劝分 and 劝合不劝离 almost the same meaning.

 And 合 is the opposite meaning of 离 and 散 .

Like a couples, we prefer they live together instead of 散 or 离

  • That doesn't answer the question at all. I know they all have the same meaning, hence the word variants in the question. The meaning is, likewise, quite clear. The question is: is there an official, widely accepted one of the lot? – Mou某 Sep 4 '14 at 10:55

In these terms, I think 分 and 离 is more acceptable than 散.
usually used as a couple(not married) break up, means a married couple divorced.
while is much less used in my experience.

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