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to drink; to shout; to shout applause prepared ink
simp. and trad.
(喝墨水)
墨水

EtymologyEdit

From the Northern Qi dynasty (505–577) practice of punishing poorly performing candidates for the imperial examinations by having them ingest ink.

PronunciationEdit


VerbEdit

喝墨水

  1. (figuratively) to attend school; to have knowledge
    墨水  ―  yáng mòshuǐ  ―  to study overseas