狼狽

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Chinese[edit]

wolf a legendary wolf; distressed; wretched
trad. (狼狽)
simp. (狼狈)

Pronunciation[edit]


Adjective[edit]

狼狽

  1. in an awkward or difficult position
  2. fatigued; exhausted; tired
  3. dirty
  4. (literary) messy
  5. (Min Nan) down and out
    嘸通大漢老爸彼呢啊狼狽 [Min Nan, trad.]
    呒通大汉老爸彼呢啊狼狈 [Min Nan, simp.]
    From: 蕭煌奇 (Hsiao Huang-Chi), 阿嬤的話
    M̄-thang tōa-hàn chhiūⁿ lín lāu-pē-á hiah-nī-á liông-pōe o͘h. [Pe̍h-ōe-jī]
    Don't grow up to be like your daddy, so down and out.

Adverb[edit]

狼狽

  1. (literary) hurriedly

Noun[edit]

狼狽

  1. (archaic) two types of wolves
  2. (archaic) evil person

Verb[edit]

狼狽

  1. to collude; to conspire; to gang up
  2. (literary) to cooperate; to coordinate
  3. (literary) to strive; to do one's best

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
ろう
Jinmeiyō
ばい
Hyōgaiji
on'yomi

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

狼狽 (hiragana ろうばい, rōmaji rōbai)

  1. flustering; confusion

Verb[edit]

狼狽する (hiragana ろうばい, rōmaji rōbai)

  1. to be flustered; to be confused

Conjugation[edit]