东家

MandarinEdit

simpl.
trad. 東家

PronunciationEdit

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin dōngjiā
Zhuyin ㄉㄨㄥ ㄐㄧㄚ
IPA (key) /tʊŋ⁵⁵ t͡ɕi̯a̠⁵⁵/

NounEdit

东家 (simplified, Pinyin dōngjiā, traditional 東家)

  1. (archaic) landlord; master; boss

Usage notesEdit

  • Originally, this term was used by a tenant farmer as a form of address to his landlord.

Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • 1985, Jingrong (ed.) Wu, The Pinyin CHINESE-ENGLISH DICTIONARY, Beijing, Hong Kong: The Commercial Press, ISBN 0471867969:
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