馬馬虎虎

MandarinEdit

simpl. 马马虎虎
trad.

EtymologyEdit

A lengthening of 馬虎 (mǎ hu, careless; not serious) for emphasis.

PronunciationEdit

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin mǎmǎhūhū
Zhuyin ㄇㄚˇ ㄇㄚˇ ㄏㄨ ㄏㄨ
IPA (key) /ma̠²¹⁴⁻³⁵ ma̠²¹⁴⁻²¹¹ xu⁵⁵ xu⁵⁵/

AdjectiveEdit

馬馬虎虎 (traditional, Pinyin mǎmahūhu, simplified 马马虎虎)

  1. careless; sloppy
  2. so-so
Last modified on 10 April 2014, at 09:18