下海

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Chinese[edit]

 
under; second (of two parts); next (week, etc.); lower; below; underneath; down(wards); to decline; to go down; latter
ocean; sea
simp. and trad.
(下海)

Etymology[edit]

Literally: into the sea. The analogy used here is that going out to the sea is usually risky and unpredictable.

Pronunciation[edit]


Verb[edit]

下海

  1. (literally) to sail out to the sea
  2. (figuratively, idiomatic) to venture into doing business