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PinYin yī qiào bù tōng    Simplified 一窍不通    Traditional 一竅不通
  1. lit. doesn't (even) enter a single aperture (of one's head)
  2. I don't understand a word (idiom)
  3. it's all Greek to me

Chinese meanings
  1. yī qiào bù tōng
    【近义】一无所知、目不识丁
    【反义】无所不知、全知全能
    【释义】窍:洞,指心窍。没有一窍是贯通的。比喻一点儿也不懂。
    【出处】《吕氏春秋·过理》:“杀比干而视其心,不适也。孔子闻之曰:‘其窍通,则比干不死矣。’”高诱注:“纣性不仁,心不通,安于为恶,杀比干,故孔子言其一窍通则比干不见杀也。”
    【用例】虽然他是~的浑虫,可是双桥镇上并无“镇长”之流的官儿,他也还明白。(茅盾《子夜》六)

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