吃醋

MandarinEdit

simpl. and trad.

EtymologyEdit

  • Literally, "to eat vinegar."

PronunciationEdit

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin chīcù
Zhuyin ㄔ ㄘㄨˋ
IPA (key) /ʈ͡ʂʰʐ̩⁵⁵ t͡sʰu⁵¹/

AdjectiveEdit

吃醋 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin chīcù)

  1. (colloquial) jealous (of a rival in love)
  • 2008, Shujuan Li, Popular Chinese Expressions (流行汉语), edition 2nd (in English/Mandarin), Beijing: Sinolingua, ISBN 978-7-80200-388-0:
Last modified on 8 April 2014, at 09:29