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ChineseEdit

rabbit
 
to walk; to go; to move; to leave
 
a crow; black; not; empty; void
to fly
trad. (兔走烏飛)
simp. (兔走乌飞)

EtymologyEdit

(, “rabbit”) and (, “crow”) refer to the moon rabbit and the three-legged crow in Chinese mythology and represent the moon and the sun, respectively.

PronunciationEdit



Rime
Character
Reading # 1/1 1/2 2/2 1/1 1/1
Initial () (6) (13) (13) (34) (1)
Final () (23) (137) (137) (23) (21)
Tone (調) Departing (H) Rising (X) Departing (H) Level (Ø) Level (Ø)
Openness (開合) Open Open Open Open Closed
Division () I I I I III
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/tʰuoH/ /t͡səuX/ /t͡səuH/ /ʔuo/ /pʉi/
Pan
Wuyun
/tʰuoH/ /t͡səuX/ /t͡səuH/ /ʔuo/ /pʷɨi/
Shao
Rongfen
/tʰoH/ /t͡səuX/ /t͡səuH/ /ʔo/ /piuəi/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/tʰɔH/ /t͡səwX/ /t͡səwH/ /ʔɔ/ /puj/
Li
Rong
/tʰoH/ /t͡suX/ /t͡suH/ /ʔo/ /piuəi/
Wang
Li
/tʰuH/ /t͡səuX/ /t͡səuH/ /u/ /pĭwəi/
Bernard
Karlgren
/tʰuoH/ /t͡sə̯uX/ /t͡sə̯uH/ /ʔuo/ /pwe̯i/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
zǒu zòu fēi

IdiomEdit

兔走烏飛

  1. time passes quickly

SynonymsEdit