八竿子打不著

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Chinese[edit]

eight bamboo pole
 
beat; strike; break; mix up; build; fight; fetch; make; tie up; issue; shoot; calculate; since; from; dozen
not; no
 
part. indicates the successful result of a verb; to touch; to come in contact with; to feel; to be affected by; to catch fire; to fall asleep; to burn; particle attached after verb to indicate action in progress, like ‑ing ending; to make known; to show; to prove; to write; book; outstanding; to wear (clothes); to contact; to use; to apply; catch; receive; suffer
trad. (八竿子打不著) 竿子
simp. (八竿子打不着) 竿子

Etymology[edit]

Literally, "Couldn't hit with even eight poles."

Pronunciation[edit]


Idiom[edit]

八竿子打不著

  1. (colloquial) barely related; far off