龟毛

simpl.
trad. 龜毛
See also: 龜毛

MandarinEdit

PronunciationEdit

EtymologyEdit

Originally from the Min Nan word ku-mo· (turtle fur). It was most likely a reference to a Buddhist metaphor that describes hollow logic (龟毛兔角 turtle fur and rabbit horns [an impossibility]).

AdjectiveEdit

龟毛 (simplified, Pinyin guīmáo, traditional 龜毛)

  1. (Taiwan) (of someone’s personality) picky; high-maintenance; describes somebody with unreasonable expectations

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Min NanEdit

PronunciationEdit

EtymologyEdit

Most likely a reference to a Buddhist metaphor that describes hollow logic (龟毛兔角 turtle fur and rabbit horns [an impossibility]).

AdjectiveEdit

龟毛 (simplified, POJ ku-mo·, traditional 龜毛, simplified 龟毛)

  1. (of someone’s personality) picky; high-maintenance; describes somebody with unreasonable expectations
Last modified on 10 April 2014, at 10:14