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
 
bullet; shot; ball; to play (a stringed instrument); to pluck a string; impeach
(mus. instr.) zither
trad. (對牛彈琴)
simp. (对牛弹琴)
Literally: “to play the zither to a cow”.

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對牛彈琴

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