小市民

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Mandarin[edit]

simpl. and trad.
市民

Pronunciation[edit]

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin xiǎoshìmín
Zhuyin ㄒㄧㄠˇ ㄕˋ ㄇㄧㄣˊ
IPA (key) /ɕi̯ɑʊ̯²¹⁴⁻²¹¹ ʂʐ̩⁵¹ min³⁵/

Noun[edit]

小市民 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin xiǎoshìmín)

  1. A middle-class city resident, a bourgeois.
  2. (pejorative, informal) Someone who is low, petty and narrow-minded.