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喝西北风

MandarinEdit

simpl. 西
trad. 西

EtymologyEdit

Literally: Drink the northwesterly winds

IdiomEdit

喝西北风 (simplified, Pinyin hē xīběi fēng, traditional 西北風, simplified 西北风)

  1. (idiomatic) be cold and hungry; have nothing to eat
  • Example: 因为田地被暴风毁掉,老百姓只能喝西北风。 (Because the farmland was destroyed by the storms, the people have nothing they can eat.)