此地无银三百两

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Mandarin[edit]

simpl. 此地
trad. 此地無銀三百兩

Etymology[edit]

Literally: No 300 taels of silver buried here.

Pronunciation[edit]

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin cǐdì wú yín sān bǎi liǎng
Zhuyin ㄘˇ ㄉㄧˋ ㄨˊ ㄧㄣˊ ㄙㄢ ㄅㄞˇ ㄌㄧㄤˇ
IPA (key) /t͡sʰz̩²¹⁴⁻²¹¹ ti⁵¹ u³⁵ in³⁵ sa̠n⁵⁵ paɪ̯²¹⁴⁻³⁵ li̯ɑŋ²¹⁴⁻²¹⁽⁴⁾/

Idiom[edit]

此地无银三百两 (simplified, Pinyin cǐdì wú yín sān bǎi liǎng, traditional 此地無銀三百兩)

  1. a clumsy denial resulting in self-exposure; a very poor lie which reveals the truth; protest one's innocence too much