狼吞虎咽

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Mandarin[edit]

simpl.
trad. 狼吞虎嚥

Etymology[edit]

Literally: to gulp down like wolves and tigers

Pronunciation[edit]

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin lángtūnhǔyàn
Zhuyin ㄌㄤˊ ㄊㄨㄣ ㄏㄨˇ ㄧㄢˋ
IPA (key) /lɑŋ³⁵ tʰu̯ən⁵⁵ xu²¹⁴⁻²¹¹ i̯ɛn⁵¹/

Idiom[edit]

狼吞虎咽 (simplified, Pinyin lángtūnhǔyàn, traditional 狼吞虎嚥)

  1. to gorge; to wolf down