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Is the romanization for the first character correct (劈)--is it first or third tone in this word?--达伟 22:38, 27 March 2010 (UTC)

  • 3rd. ---> Tooironic 23:18, 27 March 2010 (UTC)
    • Thanks. I modified to reflect the two variations.--达伟 20:35, 28 March 2010 (UTC)
    • Just to be pendantic, I supposed it's actually pronounced in second tone, but of course we don't reflect this sandhi in pinyin.--达伟 20:38, 28 March 2010 (UTC)


I don't know much about the usage of this word--does it carry a sexual connotation when used in the sense of "infidelity"?--达伟 21:24, 30 March 2010 (UTC)

Update: I'm discovered, according to one source (personal informant) that the word carries no sexual connotation but instead is figurative, coming from the visual image of a person whose legs are standing apart between two boats, with one leg on each boat--达伟 17:13, 2 April 2010 (UTC)