黑马

MandarinEdit

simpl.
trad. 黑馬

EtymologyEdit

From (dark) and (horse); a calque of English dark horse.

PronunciationEdit

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin hēimǎ
Zhuyin ㄏㄟ ㄇㄚˇ
IPA (key) /xeɪ̯⁵⁵ ma̠²¹⁴⁻²¹⁽⁴⁾/

IdiomEdit

黑马 (simplified, Pinyin hēimǎ, traditional 黑馬)

  1. (racehorses or persons with unexpected capabilities) a dark horse

ReferencesEdit

Last modified on 10 April 2014, at 10:06