東家

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Chinese[edit]

east
 
-ist; -er; -ian; home; family; a person engaged in a certain art or profession; measure word for stores and schools
trad. (東家)
simp. (东家)

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

東家

  1. (archaic) landlord; master; boss

Usage notes[edit]

  • Originally, this term was used by a tenant farmer as a form of address to his landlord.

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • 1985, Jingrong (ed.) Wu, The Pinyin CHINESE-ENGLISH DICTIONARY, Beijing, Hong Kong: The Commercial Press, ISBN 0471867969: