胶柱鼓瑟

MandarinEdit

simpl. 鼓瑟
trad. 膠柱鼓瑟

EtymologyEdit

Literally: to play a zither whose bridge is glued to the sound board

PronunciationEdit

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin jiāo zhù gǔsè
Zhuyin ㄐㄧㄠ ㄓㄨˋ ㄍㄨˇ ㄙㄜˋ
IPA (key) /t͡ɕi̯ɑʊ̯⁵⁵ ʈ͡ʂu⁵¹ ku²¹⁴⁻²¹¹ sɤ⁵¹/

IdiomEdit

胶柱鼓瑟 (simplified, Pinyin jiāo zhù gǔsè, traditional 膠柱鼓瑟)

  1. to stubbornly stick to old ways
Last modified on 10 April 2014, at 00:31