嘆為觀止

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Chinese[edit]

to sigh
 
because of; for; to
because of; for; to; act as; take...to be; to be; to do; to serve as; to become
to be good beyond comparison; to be the cream of the crop
trad. (嘆為觀止/歎為觀止) / 觀止
simp. (叹为观止) 观止

Etymology[edit]

公子……韶箾盛德觀止 [Classical Chinese, trad.]
公子……韶箾盛德观止 [Classical Chinese, simp.]
From: Commentary of Zuo, circa 4th century BCE
Wú Gōngzǐ Zhá lái pìn...... Jiàn wǔ “Sháoxiāo” zhě, yuē: ‘Dé zhì yǐ zāi, dà yǐ! Rú tiān zhī wú bù chóu yě, rú dì zhī wú bù zǎi yě. Suī shèn shèng dé, qí miè yǐ jiā yú cǐ yǐ, guān zhǐ yǐ. Ruò yǒu tā yuè, wú bù gǎn qǐng yǐ. [Pinyin]
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Idiom[edit]

嘆為觀止

  1. to gasp in amazement; to acclaim as the peak of perfection