对牛弹琴

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Mandarin[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Literally: like playing the zither to a cow

Idiom[edit]

对牛弹琴 (simplified, Pinyin duìniútánqín, traditional 對牛彈琴)

  1. (idiomatic) like talking to a brick wall, like casting pearls before swine