伸手不見五指

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Chinese[edit]

to extend out one's hand (negative prefix); not; no
 
appear; to see; to meet; to appear (to be sth); to interview
five; 5
 
finger; to point; to direct; to indicate
trad. (伸手不見五指) 伸手
simp. (伸手不见五指) 伸手

Etymology[edit]

Literally: can't see five fingers in front of you

Pronunciation[edit]

Idiom[edit]

伸手不見五指

  1. describes when it is dark; pitch black; can't see your hand in front of you