卖官鬻爵

MandarinEdit

simpl. 卖官
trad. 賣官鬻爵

EtymologyEdit

卖官 (to sell an official title for a bribe) + (to sell) + (a noble rank)

PronunciationEdit

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin màiguān yù jué
Zhuyin ㄇㄞˋ ㄍㄨㄢ ㄩˋ ㄐㄩㄝˊ
IPA (key) /maɪ̯⁵¹ ku̯a̠n⁵⁵ y⁵¹ t͡ɕɥ̯œ³⁵/

IdiomEdit

卖官鬻爵 (simplified, Pinyin màiguān yù jué, traditional 賣官鬻爵)

  1. (archaic) to take bribes in exchange for granting an official or noble title
Last modified on 8 April 2014, at 08:45