一盞茶工夫

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Chinese[edit]

 
one; 1; single; a; (before verbs) as soon as, once; (before a noun) entire (family, etc.)
M for lamp tea; tea plant temporary worker; casual labour
trad. (一盞茶工夫) 工夫
simp. (一盏茶工夫) 工夫

Etymology[edit]

Literally: one tea cup's worth of time

Pronunciation[edit]

Idiom[edit]

一盞茶工夫

  1. within a short period of time