Chinese Word Entry

過街老鼠

Simplified Chinese form: 过街老鼠

Mandarin (Zhuyin): ㄍㄨㄛˋ ㄐㄧㄝ ㄌㄠˇ ㄕㄨˇ
Mandarin (Pinyin): guò jiē lǎo shǔ
Cantonese (Jyutping): gwo3 gaai1 lou5 syu2
Definitions:
  1. sb or sth detested by all

  2. target of scorn

  3. anathema

  4. cf. 老鼠過街,人人喊打〔老鼠过街,人人喊打〕


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Chinese characters used in this word

overdo, exceed, go beyond, error, pass, pass through, go across
Readings
Mandarin: ㄍㄨㄛˋ (guò), ㄍㄨㄛ (guō), ㄍㄨㄛ˙ (guo), ㄏㄨㄛˋ (huò)
Cantonese: gwo1, gwo3
Japanese: カ / す.ぎる、 -す.ぎる、 -す.ぎ、 す.ごす、 あやま.つ、 あやま.ち、 よ.ぎる、 とが
Korean:
Vietnamese: quá, qua
Variants
Simplified Chinese form:

boulevard, street, town, road, thoroughfare
Readings
Mandarin: ㄐㄧㄝ (jiē)
Cantonese: gaai1
Japanese: ガイ、 カイ / まち
Korean:
Vietnamese: nhai
Variants
Semantic variant form:

old man, old age, grow old, old, aged, experienced
Readings
Mandarin: ㄌㄠˇ (lǎo)
Cantonese: lou5
Japanese: ロウ / お.いる、 ふ.ける、 おい
Korean: 로, 노
Vietnamese: lão

rat, mouse, dark gray, KangXi radical 208
Readings
Mandarin: ㄕㄨˇ (shǔ)
Cantonese: syu2
Japanese: ソ、 ショ / ねずみ、 ねず
Korean:
Vietnamese: thử
Variants
Semantic variant form: