一鸣惊人

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Mandarin[edit]

simpl. [[惊]人]]
trad. 一鳴驚人

Pronunciation[edit]

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin yīmíng jīngrén [Phonetic: míng jīngrén]
Zhuyin ㄧ ㄇㄧㄥˊ ㄐㄧㄥ ㄖㄣˊ
IPA (key) /i⁵⁵⁻⁵¹ miŋ³⁵ t͡ɕiŋ⁵⁵ ʐən³⁵/

Idiom[edit]

一鸣惊人 (simplified, Pinyin yī míng jīng rén, traditional 一鳴驚人)

  1. to amaze the world with a single brilliant feat; to become famous overnight; to set the world on fire; No one was expecting much and then with one act, everybody was amazed; a bolt from the blue

Min Nan[edit]

simpl.
trad. 一鳴驚人

Idiom[edit]

一鸣惊人 (simplified, POJ it-bêng-keng-jîn, traditional 一鳴驚人, simplified 一鸣惊人)

  1. to amaze the world with a single brilliant feat; to become famous overnight; to set the world on fire; No one was expecting much and then with one act, everybody was amazed; a bolt from the blue