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Chengyu
敬老慈幼
Pinyin
jìng lǎo cí yòu
English
respecting the old and being kind to the young
Explanation
Meaning
敬:尊敬;慈:怜爱。尊敬老人,爱护儿童。
Context
《孟子·告子下》:“敬老慈幼,无忘宾旅。”
Example
臣闻先王之政,~,罪人不孥,鳏寡孤独,时时矜恤。 ◎清·禇人获《隋唐演义》第十五回
Synonyms
敬老爱幼
Grammar
联合式;作谓语、定语、宾语;指尊敬老人,爱护儿童
 
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