一言九鼎

MandarinEdit

simpl. and trad.

EtymologyEdit

Literally: one word has the weight of nine bronze Ding (]) vessels

PronunciationEdit

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin yīyánjiǔdǐng [Phonetic: yánjiǔdǐng]
Zhuyin ㄧ ㄧㄢˊ ㄐㄧㄡˇ ㄉㄧㄥˇ
IPA (key) /i⁵⁵⁻⁵¹ i̯ɛn³⁵ t͡ɕi̯oʊ̯²¹⁴⁻³⁵ tiŋ²¹⁴⁻²¹⁽⁴⁾/

IdiomEdit

一言九鼎 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin yī yán jiǔ dǐng)

  1. a solemn promise or pledge
Last modified on 28 March 2014, at 22:48