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The Chinese word nanyuanbeizhe - 南辕北辙 - nányuánbĕizhé
(to act in a way that defeats one's purpose in Chinese)

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to act in a way that defeats one's purpose

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Chinese characters  ( nanyuanbeizhe / nányuánbĕizhé ) with pronunciation (English translation: to act in a way that defeats one's purpose )
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南辕北辙 ( nanyuanbeizhe / nányuánbĕizhé ) is composed of these characters: (nan) , (yuan) , (bei) , (zhe)
南辕北辙 ( nanyuanbeizhe / nányuánbĕizhé ) in traditional characters

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south  |  north  |  tracks of wheels

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