一手托两家

MandarinEdit

simpl.
trad. 一手托兩家

EtymologyEdit

Literally: to hold hands with both parties

PronunciationEdit

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin yīshǒu tuō liǎngjiā [Phonetic: shǒu tuō liǎngjiā]
Zhuyin ㄧ ㄕㄡˇ ㄊㄨㄛ ㄌㄧㄤˇ ㄐㄧㄚ
IPA (key) /i⁵⁵⁻⁵¹ ʂoʊ̯²¹⁴⁻²¹¹ tʰu̯ɔ⁵⁵ li̯ɑŋ²¹⁴⁻²¹¹ t͡ɕi̯a̠⁵⁵/

IdiomEdit

一手托两家 (simplified, Pinyin yī shǒu tuō liǎng jiā, traditional 一手托兩家)

  1. to serve as an honest broker between two parties
Last modified on 28 March 2014, at 13:05