反哺

MandarinEdit

simpl. and trad.

EtymologyEdit

  • originally referred to a raven (trad. 烏鴉, simpl. 乌鸦) that would provide food to its mother after becoming an adult

PronunciationEdit

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin fǎnbǔ
Zhuyin ㄈㄢˇ ㄅㄨˇ
IPA (key) /fa̠n²¹⁴⁻³⁵ pu²¹⁴⁻²¹⁽⁴⁾/

VerbEdit

反哺 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin fǎnbǔ)

  1. to take care of one's parents when they are old
  2. to give back to a person or institution which has contributed to one's own growth

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Last modified on 8 April 2014, at 09:04