放鴿子

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See also: 放鸽子

Chinese[edit]

 
to release; to free; to let go; to put; to place; to let out
pigeon; dove
trad. (放鴿子) 鴿子
simp. (放鸽子) 鸽子
Literally: “to release a pigeon”.

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

放鴿子

  1. (colloquial) to stand up someone; to fail to show up
    鴿子 / 鸽子  ―  Nǐ jìng gǎn fànggēzi!  ―  How dare you stand me up!
  2. (colloquial) to drive off passengers before arriving at the destination
  3. (colloquial) to abandon someone from a group activity
  4. (Wu) to speak idly; to go back on one's words

Synonyms[edit]

Dialectal synonyms of 放鴿子 (“to stand someone up; to ditch someone”) [map]
Variety Location Words
Formal (Written Standard Chinese) 放鴿子
Mandarin Beijing 放鴿子
Taiwan 放鴿子
Malaysia 放飛機
Cantonese Guangzhou 放飛機
Hong Kong 放飛機
Min Nan Taipei 放粉鳥
Kaohsiung 放粉鳥
Penang 放飛機