一二三四五,上山打老虎

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Chinese[edit]

 
one; single; a; (before verbs) as soon as, once; (before a noun) entire (family, etc.)
two three four five to climb a mountain or a hill
 
beat; strike; break; mix up; build; fight; fetch; make; tie up; issue; shoot; calculate; since; from; dozen
tiger
simp. and trad.
(一二三四五,上山打老虎)
上山 老虎
Literally: “one two three four five, climb a mountain and hit a tiger”.

Etymology[edit]

From a nursery rhyme.

Pronunciation[edit]


Phrase[edit]

一二三四五,上山打老虎

  1. (children's counting-out game) eeny, meeny, miny, moe

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