毛病

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Chinese[edit]

hair; pore; fur
 
ailment; illness; disease; fall ill; sick; defect
simp. and trad.
(毛病)

Etymology[edit]

“Defects in a horse's hair” (Song dynasty) > “fault; defect; problem; disease” (Song dynasty).

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

毛病

  1. (literary, obsolete) defects in a horse's hair; abnormality in the fur colour of domestic animals
  2. fault; defect; breakdown; trouble; mishap
  3. personal flaw; shortcoming
    毛病  ―  Yǒumáobìng a!  ―  What the hell is wrong with you!
  4. (chiefly regional) illness; medical problem; condition; disease; ailment
    毛病 [Shanghainese, trad. and simp.]
    [ŋv̩ʷ²³ ɦiɜ²³ mo²² b̻ɪɲ⁴⁴ ləʔ³³] [IPA]
    I am sick.

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