踏破鐵鞋無覓處,得來全不費工夫

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Chinese[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]


  • Mandarin
  • Cantonese
    • (Standard Cantonese, Guangzhou)+
      • Jyutping: daap6 po3 tit3 haai4 mou4 mik6 cyu3, dak1 loi4 cyun4 bat1 fai3 gung1 fu1
      • Yale: daahp po tit hàaih mòuh mihk chyu, dāk lòih chyùhn bāt fai gūng fū
      • Cantonese Pinyin: daap9 po3 tit8 haai4 mou4 mik9 tsy3, dak7 loi4 tsyn4 bat7 fai3 gung1 fu1
      • IPA (key): /tɑːp̚² pʰɔː³³ tʰiːt̚³ hɑːi̯²¹ mou̯²¹ mɪk̚² t͡ɕʰyː³³ tɐk̚⁵ lɔːi̯²¹ t͡ɕʰyːn²¹ pɐt̚⁵ fɐi̯³³ kʊŋ⁵⁵ fuː⁵⁵/

Idiom[edit]

踏破鐵鞋無覓處,得來全不費工夫

  1. (xiehouyu) wear out iron shoes searching for something with no success, only to acquire it by accident through no effort of one's own