臺階

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See also: 台阶 and 台階

Chinese[edit]

 
(measure word); platform; stage; terrace; stand; support; desk; station; broadcasting station
rank or step; stairs
trad. (臺階/台階) /
simp. (台阶)

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Noun[edit]

臺階 (classifier ())

  1. flight of steps
    女孩臺階大哭大喊:「爸爸哪兒?」 [MSC, trad.]
    女孩台阶大哭大喊:“爸爸哪儿?” [MSC, simp.]
    Nǚhái zuò zài táijiē shàng dàkū dàhǎn: "wǒ bàba zài nǎr?" [Pinyin]
    The girl sat on the steps, crying, and shouted, "Where is my dad?"
  2. a way out of an awkward situation
    臺階免得惱羞成怒死不認賬 [MSC, trad.]
    台阶免得恼羞成怒死不认账 [MSC, simp.]
    Gěi tā ge táijiē xià, miǎnde tā nǎoxiūchéngnù sǐbù rènzhàng. [Pinyin]
    Give her a way out of the awkward situation so as to avoid her being shamed into anger.
  3. level
    希望中文輔導服務水平提高一個臺階 [MSC, trad.]
    希望中文辅导服务水平提高一个台阶 [MSC, simp.]
    Wǒ xīwàng nǐ de zhōngwén fǔdǎo fúwù néng bǎ wǒ de shuǐpíng tígāo dào yīge xīn de táijiē. [Pinyin]
    I hope your Chinese tutoring service will take my proficiency to the next level.

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