畫龍點睛

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See also: 画龙点睛

Chinese[edit]

draw; picture; painting dragon; imperial; Long (a surname) to dot in the eyes on a painting; to add the finishing touch
trad. (畫龍點睛) 點睛
simp. (画龙点睛) 点睛
Literally: “to draw a dragon and dot in the eyes”.

Etymology[edit]

From the story of the famous painter Zhang Sengyou.

Pronunciation[edit]


Idiom[edit]

畫龍點睛

  1. (figuratively) to put on the finishing touches

Descendants[edit]

Sino-Xenic (畫龍點睛):