开刀

MandarinEdit

simpl.
trad. 開刀

PronunciationEdit

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin kāidāo
Zhuyin ㄎㄞ ㄉㄠ
IPA (key) /kʰaɪ̯⁵⁵ tɑʊ̯⁵⁵/

VerbEdit

开刀 (simplified, Pinyin kāidāo, traditional 開刀)

  1. (archaic) to behead; to decapitate
  2. to perform a (medical) operation
    开刀
    duì tā kāidāo
    operate on him
  3. (figuratively) to make somebody the first target of an attack
  4. (figuratively) to fire; to sack

SynonymsEdit

  • dòngshǒushù 动手术 (to perform a medical operation)
Last modified on 8 April 2014, at 14:41