水中撈月

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Chinese[edit]

water; river
 
middle; center; within; among; in; while (doing sth); during; China; Chinese; hit (the mark)
fish up moon; month
trad. (水中撈月)
simp. (水中捞月)
Literally: “to scoop (the reflection of) the moon out of the water”.

Pronunciation[edit]


Idiom[edit]

水中撈月

  1. to make a hopeless, futile or vain effort at doing something; to ask for the moon
    Synonyms: 海中撈月海中捞月, 海底撈月海底捞月, 水底摸月水中捉月