greatlady Post time 2011-12-17 21:46:58

欲盖弥彰 [yù gài mí zhāng]

欲盖弥彰
The more one tries to hide, the more one is exposed.; He who excuses himself accuses himself.; One exposes oneself unwittingly while trying to cover up his tricks.; The harder one tries to conceal a thing, the more it attracts attention.; The more concealed, the more conspicuous.; try to cover up a misdeed, only to make it more conspicuous

xilaren Post time 2011-12-17 22:43:34

is it a chengyu?

greatlady Post time 2011-12-17 22:56:07

xilaren Post time: 2011-12-17 22:43 static/image/common/back.gif
is it a chengyu?

yes, it is.

:victory:

10 scores for you.

laowaihanyu Post time 2011-12-20 14:14:46

I can read the 拼音.

But these 汉字 are like...Let's just say that 我不懂

jl2315 Post time 2011-12-20 23:33:12

laowaihanyu Post time: 2011-12-20 01:14 static/image/common/back.gif
I can read the 拼音.

But these 汉字 are like...Let's just say that 我不懂

Some 4-character 成语 expressions are extreme contractions with each characters contributing to their meaning, sometimes even with a story behind them.

In this case:

欲:intend/wish to
盖:cover up
弥:even more
彰:obvious

xilaren Post time 2011-12-21 02:51:11

what a nice lessons for me thanksssssssssssssssssss!

goldengrove Post time 2011-12-21 15:19:16

jl2315 Post time: 2011-12-20 23:33 static/image/common/back.gif
Some 4-character 成语 expressions are extreme contractions with each characters contributing to th ...

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I believe that explanation helps non-Chinese very much.

Still, a better way is to start from the basics.
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