水深火热

MandarinEdit

simpl.
trad. 水深火熱

EtymologyEdit

Literally: the water is deep and the fire is hot

PronunciationEdit

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin shuǐ shēn huǒ rè
Zhuyin ㄕㄨㄟˇ ㄕㄣ ㄏㄨㄛˇ ㄖㄜˋ
IPA (key) /ʂu̯eɪ̯²¹⁴⁻²¹¹ ʂən⁵⁵ xu̯ɔ²¹⁴⁻²¹¹ ʐɤ⁵¹/

IdiomEdit

水深火热 (simplified, Pinyin shuǐ shēn huǒ rè, traditional 水深火熱)

  1. to be in deep distress; to be in deep water
Last modified on 9 April 2014, at 05:40