嗷嗷待哺

MandarinEdit

simpl. and trad.

EtymologyEdit

Literally: the wailing of those waiting to be fed

PronunciationEdit

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin áoáodàibǔ
Zhuyin ㄠˊ ㄠˊ ㄉㄞˋ ㄅㄨˇ
IPA (key) /ˀɑʊ̯³⁵ ˀɑʊ̯³⁵ taɪ̯⁵¹ pu²¹⁴⁻²¹⁽⁴⁾/

AdjectiveEdit

嗷嗷待哺 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin áoáodàibǔ)

  1. (idiomatic) starving

VerbEdit

嗷嗷待哺 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin áoáodàibǔ)

  1. (idiomatic) to cry out in hunger
Last modified on 8 April 2014, at 10:14