半瓶子醋

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Chinese[edit]

 
half; semi-; incomplete; (after a number) and a half; half
 
bottle; (a measure word); vase; pitcher
 
child; son; (noun suff.); small thing; midnight; 11 p.m.-1 a.m.; seed; egg; 1st earthly branch
vinegar
simp. and trad.
(半瓶子醋)

Etymology[edit]

Literally: "half a bottle of vinegar."

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

半瓶子醋

  1. (slang) novice; amateur; dabbler

Derived terms[edit]