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When I think of 竹 or 竹林, I see a forest of eye candy green (翠绿) and there's that sense of elegance. Do the words bamboo and bamboo forest carry such senses?

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I meant like 山水 like isn't that supposed to be like 文雅?

Anyway bamboo introspection time: hot sweaty trail, dirt in boots, monkeys wanting your camera, panda food and worrying about getting the cane at school.

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The word "bamboo" gives me images of pandas, SE Asian jungles, the Bamboo Curtain, Chinese restaurants, reproduction Chinese paintings and tacky wall calendars.

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