一阵青一阵白

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Mandarin[edit]

simpl. 一阵一阵
trad. 一陣青一陣白

Etymology[edit]

Literally: one minute blue, and the next minute white

Pronunciation[edit]

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin yīzhèn qīng yīzhèn bái [Phonetic: zhèn qīng zhèn bái]
Zhuyin ㄧ ㄓㄣˋ ㄑㄧㄥ ㄧ ㄓㄣˋ ㄅㄞˊ
IPA (key) /i⁵⁵⁻³⁵ ʈ͡ʂən⁵¹ t͡ɕʰiŋ⁵⁵ i⁵⁵⁻³⁵ ʈ͡ʂən⁵¹ paɪ̯³⁵/

Idiom[edit]

一阵青一阵白 (simplified, Pinyin yīzhèn qīng yīzhèn bái, traditional 一陣青一陣白)

  1. describes the change someone's facial expression when they become surprised or angry