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对牛弹琴【duì niú tán qín】

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Once upon a time, there was a musician called GongMing Yi, he was a master at playing the guqin. One day he travelled with his guqin, seeing mountains, a river, and a bovine-eating grass nearby. He was so fascinated by the beautiful landscape that he played the guqin to the bovine. Although he played so well, the bovine had no reaction as if he didn’t hear the music, GongMing was angry. Meanwhile, a man who passed by told him, “It’s not because your music is bad, but because the bovine cannot understand it.”


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