一阵青一阵白

MandarinEdit

simpl. 一阵一阵
trad. 一陣青一陣白

EtymologyEdit

Literally: one minute blue, and the next minute white

PronunciationEdit

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin yīzhèn qīng yīzhèn bái [Phonetic: zhèn qīng zhèn bái]
Zhuyin ㄧ ㄓㄣˋ ㄑㄧㄥ ㄧ ㄓㄣˋ ㄅㄞˊ
IPA (key) /i⁵⁵⁻³⁵ ʈ͡ʂən⁵¹ t͡ɕʰiŋ⁵⁵ i⁵⁵⁻³⁵ ʈ͡ʂən⁵¹ paɪ̯³⁵/

IdiomEdit

一阵青一阵白 (simplified, Pinyin yīzhèn qīng yīzhèn bái, traditional 一陣青一陣白)

  1. describes the change someone's facial expression when they become surprised or angry
Last modified on 28 March 2014, at 22:58