夜貓子

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Chinese[edit]

night cat; pussy
 
child; son; (noun suff.); small thing; midnight; 11 p.m.-1 a.m.; seed; egg; 1st earthly branch
trad. (夜貓子)
simp. (夜猫子)

Etymology[edit]

Literally: "night cat."

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

夜貓子 (classifier )

  1. (slang) night owl
    夜貓子還是早起
    nǐ shìgè yèmāozi, háishì zǎoqǐ zhě
    Are you a night owl or an early bird?

References[edit]

  • 2008, Shujuan Li, Popular Chinese Expressions (流行汉语), 2nd (in English/Mandarin), Beijing: Sinolingua, ISBN 978-7-80200-388-0: