獨木橋

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Chinese[edit]

 
alone; independent; single
alone; independent; single; sole; only
tree; wood bridge
trad. (獨木橋)
simp. (独木桥)
獨木橋。

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

獨木橋

  1. single-plank or log foot bridge
  2. (figuratively) narrow and difficult route that people have to go through to reach the destination
    高考獨木橋 [MSC, trad.]
    高考独木桥 [MSC, simp.]
    Gāokǎo shì zuò dúmùqiáo. [Pinyin]
    The National Higher Education Entrance Examination (gaokao) is a “lone-plank bridge” (since it is viewed as the sole path to future success by many).

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