十萬八千里

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Chinese[edit]

ten; 10 ten thousand; a great number; Wan (surname) eight; 8 thousand li, a Chinese unit of length = one-half kilometer; neighborhood; hometown
trad. (十萬八千里)
simp. (十万八千里)

Etymology[edit]

Literally: 108,000 li

Pronunciation[edit]

Idiom[edit]

十萬八千里

  1. describes a great distance; far off
    十萬八千里地方回來
    He returned from a far off land.
  2. describes a huge difference between two things; miles apart
    想像事實十萬八千里
    What one imagines can truly be miles apart from the facts!