chōe-kiáⁿ gō-sí pē

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Min Nan[edit]

simpl. 饿
trad.

Etymology[edit]

  • Literally: many children, and a father dead from starvation

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ tsue˨˩kiã˥˧ ɡo˨˩ɕi˥˧ pe˧˧ ]

Idiom[edit]

chōe-kiáⁿ gō-sí (POJ, traditional 儕囝餓死父, simplified 侪囝饿死父)

  1. unable to make ends meet; in dire financial circumstances