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PinYin ài mò néng zhù    Simplified 爱莫能助    Traditional 愛莫能助
  1. unable to help however much one would like to (idiom); Although we sympathize, there is no way to help you.
  2. My hands are tied.

Chinese meanings
  1. ài mò néng zhù
    心里愿意帮助,但是力量做不到。

Chinese meanings
  1. ài mò néng zhù
    【近义】无能为力、力不从心、鞭长莫及
    【反义】鼎力相助、舍己救人、相濡以沫
    【释义】爱:爱惜;莫:不。虽然心中关切同情,却没有力量帮助。
    【出处】《诗经·大雅·烝民》:“维仲山甫举之,爱莫助之。”
    【用例】这件事我的确~,请你多加原谅。

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