下海

MandarinEdit

simpl. and trad.

EtymologyEdit

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

VerbEdit

下海 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin xiàhǎi)

  1. (literally) to sail out to the sea
  2. (figuratively) to venture into doing business
Last modified on 8 April 2014, at 05:31