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水中捞月

MandarinEdit

simpl.
trad.

EtymologyEdit

Literally: to scoop (the reflection of) the moon out of water;

IdiomEdit

水中捞月 (simplified, Pinyin shuǐzhōnglāoyuè, traditional 水中撈月)

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