朱门酒肉臭

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Mandarin[edit]

simpl. 朱门酒肉
trad. 朱門酒肉臭

Etymology[edit]

Literally: the wine and meat rot and the crimson gates (crimson was a color used by wealthy or noble families)

Pronunciation[edit]

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin zhūmén jiǔròu chòu
Zhuyin ㄓㄨ ㄇㄣˊ ㄐㄧㄡˇ ㄖㄡˋ ㄔㄡˋ
IPA (key) /ʈ͡ʂu⁵⁵ mən³⁵ t͡ɕi̯oʊ̯²¹⁴⁻²¹¹ ʐoʊ̯⁵¹⁻⁵³ ʈ͡ʂʰoʊ̯⁵¹/

Idiom[edit]

朱门酒肉臭 (simplified, Pinyin zhūmén jiǔròu chòu, traditional 朱門酒肉臭)

  1. a life of luxury and extravagance