壓驚

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See also: 压惊

Chinese[edit]

 
to crush; to press; to push down; to keep under (control); in the first place
 
to startle; to be frightened; to be scared; alarm
trad. (壓驚)
simp. (压惊)
variant forms 硩驚硩惊 Min
Literally: “to suppress fright”.

Pronunciation[edit]


Note: teh-kiaⁿ - written as 硩驚 in Taiwan.

Verb[edit]

壓驚

  1. to help someone get over a shock (typically with liquor, food or cigarettes)
    壓壓驚 [MSC, trad.]
    压压惊 [MSC, simp.]
    Wǒ xiān chōu gēn yān yāyājīng. [Pinyin]
    I need to have a cigarette to help me recover from this shock.
    見到車子兒子稀爛不但毫無苛責甚至檳榔香菸兒子壓驚」。 [MSC, trad.]
    见到车子儿子稀烂不但毫无苛责甚至槟榔香烟儿子压惊”。 [MSC, simp.]
    From: 2016, 媽寶男酒駕撞2車肇逃 落網大喊要媽媽, China Times
    Jiàndào chēzi bèi érzi zhuàng de xīlàn, bùdàn háowú kēzé, Xǔ fù shènzhì sòng bīnláng, xiāngyān gěi érzi “yājīng”. [Pinyin]
    Seeing that their son had badly crashed the car, his parents did not blame him at all, and his dad even gave him betel nuts and cigarettes to “help him recover”.