不得其门而入

MandarinEdit

simpl.
trad. 不得其門而入

EtymologyEdit

PronunciationEdit

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin bù dé qí mén ér rù
Zhuyin ㄅㄨˋ ㄉㄜˊ ㄑㄧˊ ㄇㄣˊ ㄦˊ ㄖㄨˋ
IPA (key) /pu⁵¹ tɤ³⁵ t͡ɕʰi³⁵ mən³⁵ ˀɤɻ³⁵ ʐu⁵¹/

IdiomEdit

不得其门而入 (simplified, Pinyin bù dé qí mén ér rù, traditional 不得其門而入)

  1. to not have an "in"; unable to crack into (a market); to try to find an in without any success; to be unable to gain entrance
Last modified on 3 April 2014, at 06:32