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马虎

ChineseEdit

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EtymologyEdit

One story has it that long, long ago, someone wrote the character (, meaning "horse") in a very sloppy fashion and it was mistaken for (, meaning "tiger"). Hence, 马虎 (mǎ hu) came to signify carelessness.

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AdjectiveEdit

马虎

  1. careless; sloppy; negligent; skimpy

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