此地無銀三百兩

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Chinese[edit]

this place; here
 
-less; not to have; no; none; not; to lack; un-
silver three; 3 hundred
 
both; two; ounce; some; a few; tael
trad. (此地無銀三百兩) 此地
simp. (此地无银三百两) 此地

Etymology[edit]

Literally: No 300 taels of silver buried here.

Pronunciation[edit]


Idiom[edit]

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