Last modified on 21 December 2014, at 01:37

下海

ChineseEdit

 
under; second (of two parts); next (week, etc.); lower; below; underneath; down(wards); to decline; to go down; latter
ocean; sea
simp. and trad.
(下海)

EtymologyEdit

Literally: into the sea. The analogy used here is that going out to the sea is usually risky and unpredictable.

PronunciationEdit


VerbEdit

下海

  1. (literally) to sail out to the sea
  2. (figuratively, idiomatic) to venture into doing business