老不死

MandarinEdit

simpl. and trad.

EtymologyEdit

  • Literally, "old and won't die."

PronunciationEdit

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin lǎobùsǐ  →  lǎobu (toneless variant)
Zhuyin ㄌㄠˇ ㄅㄨˋ ㄙˇ  →  ㄌㄠˇ ㄅㄨ˙ ㄙˇ (toneless variant)
IPA (key) /lɑʊ̯²¹⁴⁻²¹¹ pu⁵¹ sz̩²¹⁴⁻²¹⁽⁴⁾/  →  /lɑʊ̯²¹⁴ b̥u⁴ sz̩²¹⁴⁻²¹⁽⁴⁾/

AdjectiveEdit

老不死 (simplified, Pinyin lǎobùsǐ)

  1. (colloquial) old and weak; haggard and annoying
Last modified on 8 April 2014, at 05:13