怕老婆

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Mandarin[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ pʰa˥˩lɑʊ˨˩pʰɔ˧˥ ]

Etymology 1[edit]

  • Literally: afraid of one's wife

Adjective[edit]

怕老婆 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin pàlǎopó)

  1. to be henpecked; to be afraid of one's wife

Etymology 2[edit]

  • It is believed that if a man is ticklish, it is a sign of fear of his present or future wife.

Idiom[edit]

怕老婆 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin pàlǎopó)

  1. ticklish

Usage notes[edit]

  • Used for describing a man is who ticklish.

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