矍铄

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Mandarin[edit]

simpl.
trad. 矍鑠

Etymology[edit]

  • jué ("a bird's gaze") + shuò ("bright"), i.e., an elderly person with shining eyes

Pronunciation[edit]

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin juéshuò
Zhuyin ㄐㄩㄝˊ ㄕㄨㄛˋ
IPA (key) /t͡ɕɥ̯œ³⁵ ʂu̯ɔ⁵¹/

Adjective[edit]

矍铄 (simplified, Pinyin juéshuò, traditional 矍鑠)

  1. (literary) old but full energy; sprightly
    父亲看起来精神矍铄老人
    tā de fùqin kànqilai shì yī wèi jīngshén juéshuò de lǎorén
    His father seems quite sprightly.