炒鱿鱼

MandarinEdit

simpl. 鱿鱼
trad. 炒魷魚

EtymologyEdit

Originally from Cantonese. Literally, "to fry squid."

PronunciationEdit

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin chǎo yóuyú
Zhuyin ㄔㄠˇ ㄧㄡˊ ㄩˊ
IPA (key) /ʈ͡ʂʰɑʊ̯²¹⁴⁻²¹¹ i̯oʊ̯³⁵ y³⁵/

VerbEdit

炒鱿鱼 (simplified, Pinyin chǎo yóuyú, traditional 炒魷魚)

  1. to fry squid
  2. (slang) to sack someone; to fire someone
  • 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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