紅頭自來火

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Chinese[edit]

 
red; revolutionary; prosperity; bonus; popular
head; (noun suffix) match; lighter
trad. (紅頭自來火) 自來火
simp. (红头自来火) 自来火
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Noun[edit]

紅頭自來火

  1. (Wu) match (fire-starter)
    • 1941, Albert Bourgeois, Grammaire du dialecte de Changhai (in French), Impremerie de T‘ou-sè-wè, page 98:
      王先生出去之末,伊个夫人吃之一包紅頭自來火自盡。
      Waong sié-sang / ts‘éh-k‘i-tse méh, / i-ko fou-gnen / k‘ieh-tse ih-pao hong-deû ze-lai-h‘ou / ze-zin.
      Lorsque Monsieur Waong fut sorti, sa femme, ayant absorbé un paquet d’allumettes à tête rouge, s’est suicidée.
      先生出去之末夫人紅頭自來火自盡 [Shanghainese, trad.]
      先生出去之末夫人红头自来火自尽 [Shanghainese, simp.]
      After Mr. Wang left, his wife committed suicide by eating a pack of matches.

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