心不在焉

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Chinese[edit]

heart; mind (negative prefix); not; no
 
(located) at; in; exist; (before verbs) immediately involved in; right in the middle of doing
where; how
simp. and trad.
(心不在焉)

Etymology[edit]

Literally, the heart is not here.

Pronunciation[edit]

Idiom[edit]

心不在焉

  1. absent-minded; absent-mindedly