破爛

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Chinese[edit]

 
to break; to split; broken; damaged; worn out
overcooked; rotten; soft
trad. (破爛)
simp. (破烂)

Pronunciation[edit]


Adjective[edit]

破爛

  1. (of clothing) tattered, ragged
  2. (by extension) dilapidated, battered

Noun[edit]

破爛

  1. useless junk; rubbish; waste

Usage notes[edit]

破爛 (pòlàn) often collocates with the verbs (shōu), "gather", or (jiǎn), "pick up", as 破爛 (shōu pòlàn) or 破爛 (jiǎn pòlàn). One who is called a 破爛 (shōu pòlàn zhě) or 破爛 (jiǎn pòlàn zhě) could be a waste picker (salvager), or merely a habitual hoarder.