倒懸

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Mandarin[edit]

simpl. 倒悬
trad.

Etymology[edit]

Literally: to be hung upside down by the feet

Pronunciation[edit]

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin dàoxuán
Zhuyin ㄉㄠˋ ㄒㄩㄢˊ
IPA (key) /tɑʊ̯⁵¹ ɕy̯ɛn³⁵/

Noun[edit]

倒懸 (traditional, Pinyin dàoxuán, simplified 倒悬)

  1. (literary) in sore straits; in a precarious position

Derived terms[edit]