主儿

MandarinEdit

simpl.
trad. 主兒

PronunciationEdit

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin zhǔr
Zhuyin ㄓㄨˇㄦ
IPA (key) /ʈ͡ʂuɻ²¹⁴⁻²¹⁽⁴⁾/

NounEdit

主儿 (simplified, Pinyin zhǔr, traditional 主兒)

  1. (slang, colloquial) (kind of) person
    不要主儿
    zhè shì gè bùyào mìng de zhǔr
    He's the kind of person who doesn't want to live.
    脸面主儿
    zhè shì gè yào liǎnmiàn de zhǔr
    This guy is obsessed with getting face.
    主儿
    zhè shì gè ài chī de zhǔr
    She's a big eater.
  2. (slang, colloquial) owner; master; leader; employer
    主儿
    shéi jiào nǐ shì wǒde zhǔr ne
    Who said you were the master of me?
  3. (slang, colloquial) boyfriend; husband
    主儿回来
    wǒ nà zhǔr méi huílái ne
    My husband hasn't come back yet.
    主儿
    tā yǒu zhǔr
    She's taken.

Usage notesEdit

  • This slang expression is particular to northern parts of China, especially Beijing.
Last modified on 8 April 2014, at 05:47