之乎者也

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Chinese[edit]

possessive particle: 's interrogative particle: ? ‑ist, ‑er (person); person (who does sth) affirmative particle: indeed
simp. and trad.
(之乎者也)

Etymology[edit]

The four common particles in Classical Chinese.

Pronunciation[edit]


Idiom[edit]

之乎者也

  1. (metonymically) unintelligible speech or article filled with archaisms; pedantic expressions; grandiloquent speech; semi-incomprehensible talk