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ChineseEdit

 
(phonetic character); (final part.); (interj.); flatter; an initial particle; prefix to names of people
simp. and trad.
(阿Q)
Q

EtymologyEdit

From the name of the main character in Lu Xun's novella The True Story of Ah Q (《阿Q正傳》/《阿Q正传》) who believes his defeats are victories.

PronunciationEdit


Proper nounEdit

阿Q

  1. Ah Q; the main character in Lu Xun's The True Story of Ah Q

NounEdit

阿Q

  1. a person who acts like Ah Q; a person who consoles himself/herself after a defeat by not owning it but telling himself/herself that he/she is the true victor

Derived termsEdit