"Inadvertent" • Chinese-English Dictionary

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 wú yì inadvertent / accidental / to have no intention of (doing sth)
 cū xīn dà yì negligent / careless / inadvertent
 Yǐng shū Yān shuō lit. Ying writes a letter and Yan reads it / fig. to misinterpret the original meaning / to pile up errors / refers to the letter from capital 郢[Ying3] of 楚[Chu3] in which the inadvertent words "hold up the candle" are mistaken by the minister of 燕[Yan1] as "promote the wise"
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