水中撈月

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See also: 水中捞月

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)
alt. forms 水中捉月
水底摸月
海中撈月海中捞月
海底撈月海底捞月
Literally: “to scoop (the reflection of) the moon out of the water”.

Pronunciation[edit]


Idiom[edit]

水中撈月

  1. (figuratively) to make a hopeless, futile or vain effort at doing something; to ask for the moon