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See also: 马马虎虎

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ChineseEdit

horse horse tiger tiger
trad. (馬馬虎虎)
simp. (马马虎虎)

EtymologyEdit

Reduplication of 馬虎马虎 (mǎhu, “careless; not serious”) for emphasis.

PronunciationEdit


AdjectiveEdit

馬馬虎虎

  1. careless; sloppy
  2. so-so; neither good nor bad
    中文馬馬虎虎應該學習 [MSC, trad.]
    中文马马虎虎应该学习 [MSC, simp.]
    Nǐ de zhōngwén mǎmǎhūhū, nǐ yīnggāi duō xuéxí. [Pinyin]
    Your Chinese is so-so, you should study more.