发财

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Mandarin[edit]

simpl.
trad. 發財

Pronunciation[edit]

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin fācái
Zhuyin ㄈㄚ ㄘㄞˊ
IPA (key) /fa̠⁵⁵ t͡sʰaɪ̯³⁵/
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Verb[edit]

发财 (simplified, Pinyin fācái, traditional 發財)

  1. to strike it rich; to make a fortune
    赌场发财
    He made a pile at the casino.
  2. to work; to make a living
    : 好久不见现在哪儿发财
    : 哪里不过混口饭吃而已
    A: Hi, long time no see. Where do you make a living nowadays?
    B: If you can call it that! I do the minimum necessary for the meal ticket.

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