劳改

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Mandarin[edit]

simpl.
trad. 勞改

Etymology[edit]

  • ("labor") + ("improvement"); an abbreviation for 劳动改造, literally, "reform through labor."

Pronunciation[edit]

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin láogǎi
Zhuyin ㄌㄠˊ ㄍㄞˇ
IPA (key) /lɑʊ̯³⁵ kaɪ̯²¹⁴⁻²¹⁽⁴⁾/

Noun[edit]

劳改 (simplified, Pinyin láogǎi, traditional 勞改)

  1. laogai; reform through labor; a slogan used by the criminal justice system of the People's Republic of China to refer to its prison labor system

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