雷声大,雨点小

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Mandarin[edit]

simpl.
trad. 雷聲大,雨點小

Etymology[edit]

Literally: loud thunder but small raindrops

Pronunciation[edit]

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin léi shēng dà, yǔ diǎn xiǎo
Zhuyin ㄌㄟˊ ㄕㄥ ㄉㄚˋ , ㄩˇ ㄉㄧㄢˇ ㄒㄧㄠˇ
IPA (key) /leɪ̯³⁵ ʂɤŋ⁵⁵ ta̠⁵¹ y²¹⁴⁻³⁵ ti̯ɛn²¹⁴⁻³⁵ ɕi̯ɑʊ̯²¹⁴⁻²¹⁽⁴⁾/

Idiom[edit]

雷声大,雨点小 (simplified, Pinyin léi shēng dà, yǔ diǎn xiǎo, traditional 雷聲大,雨點小)

  1. much said but little done