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Chinese Idiom Presentation

对牛弹琴 «dui niu tan qin»

Jennifer Chong

on 4 May 2010

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«dui niu tan qin» Once there was a musician named Gong Mingyi.

Guzheng (Zheng) He was a master of the Zheng, a chinese stringed instrument. One day, he saw a cow grazing on the fields near his house. Moooooooooooooooooooooooo Inspired by the scene,
he ran out of the house.
He wanted to play a song for the cow. He played beautifully, intoxicated by the music himself.
However... The cow showed no response
to the elegant sounds,

and continued to graze. Gong Mingyi was surprised and could not comprehend the
cow's indifference to his beautiful music! Therefore, since he felt that his performance was masterful, the cow neither understood or appreciated his music. Playing the Lute to a Cow Moral of Story: Be reasonable before taking action, and always keep your audience in mind. Works Cited (Bibliography)

" «dui Niu Tan Qin» - Chinese Chengyu Story." Discover China, Learn Chinese - Chinese-Tools.com. Web. 23 Apr. 2010. <http://www.chinese-tools.com/chinese/chengyu/story/51/duiniutanqin.html>.

"Dui Niu Tan Qin | Qingdao | REDSTAR." Events | Qingdao | REDSTAR. Web. 23 Apr. 2010. <http://www.myredstar.com/en/guide/articles/723>.

"Dui Niu Tan Qin (Playing the Lute to a Cow)." Chinese Culture. Web. 23 Apr. 2010. <http://www.cultural-china.com/chinaWH/html/en/38History951.html>.
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