一朵鮮花插在牛糞上

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Chinese[edit]

 
one; 1; single; a; (before verbs) as soon as, once; (before a noun) entire (family, etc.)
M for flowers fresh flower
 
insert; stick in; pierce; to take part in; to interfere; to interpose
 
(located) at; in; exist; (before verbs) immediately involved in; right in the middle of doing
ox; cow; bull manure; dung
 
on; up; on top; upon; first (of two parts); previous or last (week, etc.); upper; higher; above; previous; to climb; to go into; above; to go up
trad. (一朵鮮花插在牛糞上) 鮮花
simp. (一朵鲜花插在牛粪上) 鲜花

Etymology[edit]

Literally: A bouquet of flowers stuck into a pile of cow manure.

Pronunciation[edit]


Idiom[edit]

一朵鮮花插在牛糞上

  1. a beautiful or talented woman who marries an ugly or untalented husband