嘆為觀止

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Chinese[edit]

to sigh
 
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.][▼ expand/hide]
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 幬 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