可望而不可即

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Chinese[edit]

can see but; yet cannot; should not; must not to approach; to draw near
trad. (可望而不可即) 可望 不可
simp. #(可望而不可即) 可望 不可
alternative forms 可望而不可及

Pronunciation[edit]


Idiom[edit]

可望而不可即

  1. in sight but unattainable; within sight but beyond reach; inaccessible