镜花水月

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Etymology[edit]

Short for 镜中的花,水里的月 - literally "flower in the mirror, moon on the water".

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Noun[edit]

镜花水月

  1. (idiomatic) illusion

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References[edit]

  • "镜花水月" (in Mandarin), Guoyu Cidian On-line Mandarin Dictionary (國語辭典). URL accessed on 2007-12-27.