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English Definitionto show respect from a distance (idiom); to remain at a respectful distance
Simplified Script敬而远之
Traditional Script敬而遠之
Pinyinjìng ér yuǎn zhī
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄐㄧㄥˋ ㄦˊ ㄩㄢˇ ㄓ
Cantonese (Jyutping)ging3 ji4 jyun6 zi1
Part of Speech(习惯用语) idiomatic expression
Word Decomposition
jìngto respect; to venerate; to salute; to offer
érand; as well as; and so; but (not); yet (not); (indicates causal relation); (indicates change of state); (indicates contrast)
yuǎnfar; distant; remote; (intensifier in a comparison) by far; much (lower etc)
zhī(possessive particle, literary equivalent of ); him; her; it

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