倒抽一口氣

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Chinese[edit]

 
upset; turn over; to tip; to pour; to go home; to the contrary; inverted; to fall; to collapse; to topple; to change; to fail; bankrupt
to draw out; to smoke (cigarettes); to pump one breath
trad. (倒抽一口氣) 一口氣
simp. (倒抽一口气) 一口气

Etymology[edit]

Literally: to breath in one mouthful of air

Pronunciation[edit]

Idiom[edit]

倒抽一口氣

  1. to gasp