笨手笨脚

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Mandarin[edit]

simpl.
trad. 笨手笨腳

Etymology[edit]

  • Literally, "stupid hands, stupid feet"

Pronunciation[edit]

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin bènshǒubènjiǎo
Zhuyin ㄅㄣˋ ㄕㄡˇ ㄅㄣˋ ㄐㄧㄠˇ
IPA (key) /pən⁵¹ ʂoʊ̯²¹⁴⁻²¹¹ pən⁵¹ t͡ɕi̯ɑʊ̯²¹⁴⁻²¹⁽⁴⁾/

Adjective[edit]

笨手笨脚 (simplified, Pinyin bènshǒubènjiǎo, traditional 笨手笨腳)

  1. (colloquial) clumsy; all thumbs