考背

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Chinese[edit]

 
to check; to verify; to test; to examine
 
learn by heart; the back of the body; to be burdened; to carry on the back or shoulder
simp. and trad.
(考背)

Etymology[edit]

  • The Mandarin pronunciation of these two characters approximates the sound of the original Min Nan word: khàu-pē (哭父), lit. to mourn the death of one's father; the phrase is also a crude way to curse someone (i.e. to hope that a person is placed in the position of having to mourn the loss of a parent).

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

考背

  1. (Taiwan) May your parents rot!

Usage notes[edit]

  • The characters are only used for their associated pronunciations. The original meanings of the characters are ignored in this case.