坐井观天

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Mandarin[edit]

simpl.
trad. 坐井觀天

Etymology[edit]

Literally: sit in a well and look at the sky. From Zhuangzi (see: 井底之蛙)

Pronunciation[edit]

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin zuòjǐngguāntiān
Zhuyin ㄗㄨㄛˋ ㄐㄧㄥˇ ㄍㄨㄢ ㄊㄧㄢ
IPA (key) /t͡su̯ɔ⁵¹ t͡ɕiŋ²¹⁴⁻²¹¹ ku̯a̠n⁵⁵ tʰi̯ɛn⁵⁵/

Idiom[edit]

坐井观天 (simplified, Pinyin zuòjǐngguāntiān, traditional 坐井觀天)

  1. ignorant of the world