西北风

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Mandarin[edit]

simpl. 西
trad. 西

Etymology[edit]

Literally: Northwesterly winds

Idiom[edit]

西北风 (simplified, Pinyin xīběi fēng, traditional 西北風)

  1. (idiomatic) nothing at all (to eat)
  • Example: 因为田地被暴风毁掉,老百姓只能喝西北风。 (Because the farmland was destroyed by the storms, the people can eat nothing at all.)