包養

MandarinEdit

simpl. 包养
trad.

EtymologyEdit

(to hire; to charter) + (to take care of)

PronunciationEdit

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin bāoyǎng
Zhuyin ㄅㄠ ㄧㄤˇ
IPA (key) /pɑʊ̯⁵⁵ i̯ɑŋ²¹⁴⁻²¹⁽⁴⁾/

VerbEdit

包養 (traditional, Pinyin bāoyǎng, simplified 包养)

  1. (of a man) to hire a mistress; (of a woman) to hire a male lover

Usage notesEdit

This term usually refers to a financial arrangement in which one party takes care of the expenses of the other party in exchange for a sexual relationship. Some of these extra-marital relationships are based on love, especially in traditional societies where arranged marriages are common.

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Last modified on 8 April 2014, at 08:29