井底之蛙

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Mandarin[edit]

warn; well
 
background; bottom; base; (possessive part.); (subor. part.)
 
(literary equivalent of 的); (subor. part.); him; her; it
frog
simp. and trad.
(井底之蛙)

Etymology[edit]

Literary Chinese

Literally: a frog at the bottom of a well (who can only see a small part of the sky through the opening)

Note: is an ancient character for frog. In modern times, it has been replaced with .

Idiom[edit]

井底之蛙 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin jǐng dǐ zhī wā)

  1. a person of very limited outlook and experience

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