馬殺雞

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See also: 马杀鸡

Chinese[edit]

horse to kill; to murder; to slaughter fowl; chicken
trad. (馬殺雞/馬殺鷄) /
simp. (马杀鸡)
Literally: “a horse kills/slaughters a chicken”.

Etymology[edit]

Phono-semantic matching of English massage, via Japanese マッサージ (massāji).

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

馬殺雞

  1. (humorous) massage
    :「頭痛馬殺雞?」 [MSC, trad.]
    :“头痛马杀鸡?” [MSC, simp.]
    From: 2013, 李西闽, 李西闽经典小说:黑灵之舞
    Lǐ Lí xiào zhe duì Zhāng Lán shuō: “Lán, nǐ bù shì tóutòng ma, yào bù yào zuò ge mǎshājī ne?” [Pinyin]
    Li Li told Zhang Lan with a smile: "Lan, you have a headache, don't you, shall I massage you?"

Synonyms[edit]

Verb[edit]

馬殺雞

  1. (humorous) to massage