殺雞取卵

MandarinEdit

simpl. 杀鸡取卵
trad.

EtymologyEdit

Literally: kill the hen to get the eggs

PronunciationEdit

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin shājīqǔluǎn
Zhuyin ㄕㄚ ㄐㄧ ㄑㄩˇ ㄌㄨㄢˇ
IPA (key) /ʂa̠⁵⁵ t͡ɕi⁵⁵ t͡ɕʰy²¹⁴⁻³⁵ lu̯a̠n²¹⁴⁻²¹⁽⁴⁾/

IdiomEdit

殺雞取卵 (traditional, Pinyin shājīqǔluǎn, simplified 杀鸡取卵)

  1. to seek short term gain at the sacrifice of long term profit
  2. kill the goose that lays the golden eggs
Last modified on 9 April 2014, at 05:30