南轅北轍

TranslingualEdit

simpl. 南辕北辙
trad.

EtymologyEdit


MandarinEdit

simpl. 南辕北辙
trad.

PronunciationEdit

  • (standard) IPA(key): [ nan˧˥yɛn˧˥pei˨˩tʂə˧˥ ]
  • (Taiwan) IPA(key): [ nan˧˥yɛn˧˥pei˨˩tʂʰə˥˩ ]

IdiomEdit

南轅北轍 (traditional, Pinyin nán yuán běi zhé or nán yuán běi chè, simplified 南辕北辙)

  1. to be counterproductive; to run counter to; to work at cross-purposes; to sabotage your own progress; to go off in the wrong direction

Related termsEdit


Min NanEdit

simpl. 南辕北辙
trad.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [lam˨˩uan˨˩pak˥˥tiat˥˥]

IdiomEdit

南轅北轍 (traditional, POJ lâm-oân-pak-tia̍t, traditional 南轅北轍, simplified 南辕北辙)

  1. to be counterproductive; to run counter to; to work at cross-purposes; to sabotage your own progress; to go off in the wrong direction

ReferencesEdit

  • "南轅北轍" (in Mandarin), limkianhui.ti-da.net. URL accessed on 2009-05-24.
Last modified on 8 April 2014, at 08:47