夜猫子

MandarinEdit

simpl.
trad. 夜貓子

EtymologyEdit

Literally: "night cat."

PronunciationEdit

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin yèmāozi
Zhuyin ㄧㄝˋ ㄇㄠ ㄗ˙
IPA (key) /i̯ɛ⁵¹ mɑʊ̯⁵⁵ d͡z̥z̩²/

NounEdit

夜猫子 (simplified, Pinyin yèmāozi, measure word , traditional 夜貓子)

  1. (slang) night owl
    夜猫子还是早起
    nǐ shìgè yèmāozi, háishì zǎoqǐ zhě
    Are you a night owl or an early bird?

ReferencesEdit

  • 2008, Shujuan Li, Popular Chinese Expressions (流行汉语), edition 2nd (in English/Mandarin), Beijing: Sinolingua, ISBN 978-7-80200-388-0:
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