為虎作倀

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Chinese[edit]

 
because of; for; to
because of; for; to; act as; take...to be; to be; to do; to serve as; to become
tiger
 
to regard as; to take (somebody) for; to do
to regard as; to take (somebody) for; to do; to make
groping; rash; reckless
trad. (為虎作倀) 倀
simp. (为虎作伥)
Literally: “to act as accomplice to the tiger”.

Pronunciation[edit]


Note:
  • wai4 fu2 zok3 coeng1, wai6 fu2 zok3 caang4, wai4 fu2 zok3 caang4 - common misreadings;
  • caang4 may be further corrupted into (caak6).
  • Min Nan
  • Idiom[edit]

    為虎作倀

    1. to assist a devil; to help a villain do evil