天高皇帝遠

Contents

ChineseEdit

day; sky; heaven high; tall emperor far; distant; remote
trad. (天高皇帝遠) 皇帝
simp. (天高皇帝远) 皇帝

EtymologyEdit

Literally: Heaven is high (above, and the) emperor is far (away)

PronunciationEdit


IdiomEdit

天高皇帝遠

  1. describes remote areas beyond the control of a central government