發財

MandarinEdit

simpl. 发财
trad.

PronunciationEdit

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin fācái
Zhuyin ㄈㄚ ㄘㄞˊ
IPA (key) /fa̠⁵⁵ t͡sʰaɪ̯³⁵/

VerbEdit

發財 (traditional, Pinyin fācái, simplified 发财)

  1. to strike it rich; to make a fortune
    賭場發財
    He made a pile at the casino.
  2. to work; to make a living
    : 好久不見現在哪兒發財
    : 哪裡不過混口飯吃而已
    A: Hi, long time no see. Where do you make a living nowadays?
    B: If you can call it that! I do the minimum necessary for the meal ticket.

Derived termsEdit

Last modified on 9 April 2014, at 08:36