开夜车

MandarinEdit

simpl. 夜车
trad. 開夜車

EtymologyEdit

Literally: "to drive the car at night"

PronunciationEdit

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin kāi yèchē
Zhuyin ㄎㄞ ㄧㄝˋ ㄔㄜ
IPA (key) /kʰaɪ̯⁵⁵ i̯ɛ⁵¹ ʈ͡ʂʰɤ⁵⁵/

VerbEdit

开夜车 (simplified, Pinyin kāi yèchē, traditional 開夜車)

  1. (Intermediate Mandarin) to work late into the night; to burn the midnight oil
  • 2004, Shan (ed.) Cao, Speaking Chinese: 500 Daily Expressions (实用汉语口语五百局), edition 5th (in English/Chinese), Beijing: New World Press (新世界出版社), ISBN 7-80005-385-7:
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