賣官鬻爵

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Mandarin[edit]

simpl. 卖官鬻爵
trad. 賣官

Etymology[edit]

賣官 (to sell an official title for a bribe) + (to sell) + (a noble rank)

Pronunciation[edit]

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin màiguān yù jué
Zhuyin ㄇㄞˋ ㄍㄨㄢ ㄩˋ ㄐㄩㄝˊ
IPA (key) /maɪ̯⁵¹ ku̯a̠n⁵⁵ y⁵¹ t͡ɕɥ̯œ³⁵/

Idiom[edit]

賣官鬻爵 (traditional, Pinyin màiguān yù jué, simplified 卖官鬻爵)

  1. (archaic) to take bribes in exchange for granting an official or noble title