倒悬

MandarinEdit

simpl.
trad. 倒懸

EtymologyEdit

Literally: to be hung upside down by the feet

PronunciationEdit

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin dàoxuán
Zhuyin ㄉㄠˋ ㄒㄩㄢˊ
IPA (key) /tɑʊ̯⁵¹ ɕy̯ɛn³⁵/

NounEdit

倒悬 (simplified, Pinyin dàoxuán, traditional 倒懸)

  1. (literary) in sore straits; in a precarious position

Derived termsEdit

Last modified on 8 April 2014, at 06:55