业余

MandarinEdit

simpl.
trad. 業餘

EtymologyEdit

From (profession, job) and (spare, remainder, rest)

PronunciationEdit

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin yèyú
Zhuyin ㄧㄝˋ ㄩˊ
IPA (key) /i̯ɛ⁵¹ y³⁵/
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AdjectiveEdit

业余 (simplified, Pinyin yèyú, traditional 業餘)

  1. after work, spare time (attributive)
    他用他的业余时间学习荷兰文.
     tā yòng tāde yèyú shíjiān xuéxí hélánwén.
    He uses his spare time to study Dutch.
  2. amateur
    他是一个业余歌手.
    tā shì yígè yèyú gēshǒu.
    He's an amateur singer.
Last modified on 9 April 2014, at 11:54