English translation of '咬文嚼字'
(yǎo wén jiáo zì)
pay excessive attention to wording
⇒ 咬文嚼字未必能写出好文章。(Yǎo wén jiáo zì wèibì néng xiěchū hǎo wénzhāng.)
Paying excessive attention to wording doesn't necessarily produce a good essay.
Translation of 咬文嚼字 from the Collins Chinese to English
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