有戲

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Chinese[edit]

 
to have; there is; there are; to exist; to be
 
trick; drama; play; show
trad. (有戲)
simp. (有戏)

Etymology[edit]

Unclear. Literally it means to have ( yǒu) a play - 戲劇戏剧 (xìjù) or a game - 遊戲游戏 (yóuxì).

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Adjective[edit]

有戲

  1. to look hopeful or promising (when referring to plans or situations)
    女生郵件看來有戲 [Beijing Mandarin, MSC, trad.]
    女生邮件看来有戏 [Beijing Mandarin, MSC, simp.]
    Nà ge nǚshēng huí yóujiàn gěi wǒ le, kànlái yǒuxì! [Pinyin]
    That chick sent me a reply - things are looking up!

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References[edit]

  • 2006, Marianne (ed.) Davidson; Julie Kleeman, Sarah Waldram, Collins Chinese Dictionary, edition 2nd edition (in English/Chinese), Glasgow, New York: Collins, ISBN-13 978-0-00-722391-6:
  • 2008, Shujuan Li, Popular Chinese Expressions (流行汉语), edition 2nd (in English/Mandarin), Beijing: Sinolingua, ISBN 978-7-80200-388-0:
  • (Can we date this quote?) Jiequn Li; Jieming Li, Yong'an Gao, Junying Ma, Jian Leng, C.L. Shannon, Pingchao Gu, Andrew Gluckman year = 2007, Popular Chinese Expressions (流行汉语), edition Latest (in English/Mandarin), Beijing: Sinolingua, ISBN 978-7-80200-100-8:
  • "有戏解释和意思---词语" (in Mandarin/English), 在线新华字典. URL accessed on 2009-06-30.