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only; merely; just; but
 
to see; to meet; to appear; to interview
trees not; no
 
to see; to meet; to appear; to interview
forest
trad. (只見樹木,不見森林) 樹木 森林
simp. (只见树木,不见森林) 树木 森林
Literally: “to see only the trees but not the forest”.

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ProverbEdit

只見樹木,不見森林

  1. cannot see the forest for the trees; to only pay attention to minor details but ignore the bigger picture

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