對牛彈琴

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Chinese[edit]

 
couple; pair; to be opposite; to oppose; to face; for; to; correct (answer); to answer; to reply; to direct (towards sth); right
ox; cow; bull
 
impeach; to pluck a string; to play (a stringed musical instrument with fingers); crossball; bullet; shot; shell; ball
(mus. instr.)
trad. (對牛彈琴)
simp. (对牛弹琴)

Etymology[edit]

Literally: like playing the zither to a cow

Pronunciation[edit]


Idiom[edit]

對牛彈琴

  1. like talking to a brick wall, like casting pearls before swine