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五方中,北方为玄武,属坎水称「玄酒」

English translation: FYI

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07:02 Mar 31, 2007
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Art/Literary - History
Chinese term or phrase: 五方中,北方为玄武,属坎水称「玄酒」
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Fan Gao
Australia
Local time: 15:54
English translation:FYI
Explanation:
Among the five directions, the north corresponds with the Black Tortoise-Serpent (Xuan Wu) and associates with Water, hence the name Black Wine.

坎水 is an element of the Eight Diagrams, maybe just simply put Water.
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H. J. Zhang
Local time: 13:54
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4 +2FYI
H. J. Zhang


  

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FYI


Explanation:
Among the five directions, the north corresponds with the Black Tortoise-Serpent (Xuan Wu) and associates with Water, hence the name Black Wine.

坎水 is an element of the Eight Diagrams, maybe just simply put Water.

H. J. Zhang
Local time: 13:54
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Native speaker of: Native in ChineseChinese
PRO pts in category: 16
Grading comment
Thank you

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Wenjer Leuschel: 坎為水 and so 坎 = 水.
20 mins
  -> thanks Wenjer!

agree  isahuang
1 day17 hrs
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