嗷嗷待哺

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Mandarin[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Etymology[edit]

Literally: the wailing of those waiting to be fed

Pronunciation[edit]

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin áoáodàibǔ
Zhuyin ㄠˊ ㄠˊ ㄉㄞˋ ㄅㄨˇ
IPA (key) /ˀɑʊ̯³⁵ ˀɑʊ̯³⁵ taɪ̯⁵¹ pu²¹⁴⁻²¹⁽⁴⁾/

Adjective[edit]

嗷嗷待哺 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin áoáodàibǔ)

  1. (idiomatic) starving

Verb[edit]

嗷嗷待哺 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin áoáodàibǔ)

  1. (idiomatic) to cry out in hunger