扭扭捏捏

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Chinese[edit]

 
to turn; to twist; to grab; to wring
 
to turn; to twist; to grab; to wring
to pinch (with one's fingers); to knead; to make up to pinch (with one's fingers); to knead; to make up
simp. and trad.
(扭扭捏捏)
AABB-type reduplication of 扭捏 (niǔnie).

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Verb[edit]

扭扭捏捏

  1. to pretend to be shy, coy or embarrassed
    扭扭捏捏 [MSC, trad.]
    扭扭捏捏 [MSC, simp.]
    Yǒu huà kuài shuō, bié niǔniǔniēniē de. [Pinyin]
    If you have something to say, say it, don't act shy.
  2. to mince (when walking, talking, etc)
    那個演員步子扭扭捏捏穿過舞臺 [MSC, trad.]
    那个演员步子扭扭捏捏穿过舞台 [MSC, simp.]
    Nàge yǎnyuán mài zhe xiǎo bùzi niǔniǔniēniē de chuānguò wǔtái. [Pinyin]
    The performer minced onto the stage.

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