豺獭

MandarinEdit

simpl.
trad. 豺獺

EtymologyEdit

The jackal and otter both have reputations as animals that are fierce and ravenous. They are used as a metaphor for people that are greedy and cruel.

PronunciationEdit

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin cháitǎ
Zhuyin ㄔㄞˊ ㄊㄚˇ
IPA (key) /ʈ͡ʂʰaɪ̯³⁵ tʰa̠²¹⁴⁻²¹⁽⁴⁾/

NounEdit

豺獭 (simplified, Pinyin cháitǎ, traditional 豺獺)

  1. (literary) jackals and otters
  2. (archaic) people that are greedy and cruel

ReferencesEdit

Last modified on 10 April 2014, at 02:32