吹皺一池春水

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Chinese[edit]

 
to blow; blast; puff; boast; brag; end in failure
to wrinkle; wrinkled; to crease
 
one; 1; single; a; (before verbs) as soon as, once; (before a noun) entire (family, etc.)
pond; reservoir
 
spring (time); gay; joyful; youthful; love; lust; life
water; river
trad. (吹皺一池春水)
simp. (吹皱一池春水)

Etymology[edit]

Literally: a breeze causes ripples in the water of a spring-time pond

Pronunciation[edit]

Idiom[edit]

吹皺一池春水

  1. to make waves; to cause ripples; to have an impact; cause a stir