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Literally: words after a pause
歇後語 (traditional, Pinyin 歇后语), simplified
- An idiomatic two part double pun. Part one is akin to a riddle, while part two is usually a double pun based on part one. The second part is often omitted. An example in English might be, "Make like a tree, and leave."
- 2004: anon., 浅谈文化差异下的英汉成语的理解和互译 (a simplistic conversation about understanding English idioms, and translating them to and from Chinese, while bearing in mind cultural differences)
- ^ law 法紀 (fǎ) and hair 頭髮 (fǎ) are homophones in Chinese.
- ^ 天 literally means sky, but it is also short for 天理 (heavenly justice)