不識廬山真面目

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Chinese[edit]

to fail to see; not to know; not to appreciate Mount Lu, a famed mountain in northern Jiangxi, China. real; true; genuine face
trad. (不識廬山真面目) 不識 廬山 面目
simp. (不识庐山真面目) 不识 庐山 面目

Etymology[edit]

Literally: unable to recognize the true face of Mount Lu

Pronunciation[edit]

Idiom[edit]

不識廬山真面目

  1. to not recognize someone when you see them (despite the fact that you should know who the person is)