Chinese Word Entry

人仰馬翻

Simplified Chinese form: 人仰马翻

Mandarin (Zhuyin): ㄖㄣˊ ㄧㄤˇ ㄇㄚˇ ㄈㄢ
Mandarin (Pinyin): rén yǎng mǎ fān
Cantonese (Jyutping): jan4 joeng5 maa5 faan1
Definitions:
  1. to suffer a crushing defeat (idiom)

  2. in a pitiful state

  3. in a complete mess

  4. to roll (with laughter)


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Chinese characters used in this word

person, man, people, mankind, someone else
Readings
Mandarin: ㄖㄣˊ (rén)
Cantonese: jan4
Japanese: ジン (jin)、 ニン (nin) / ひと (hito)、 -り (-ri)、 -と (-to)
Korean: 인 (in)
Vietnamese: nhân
Variants
Semantic variant forms:

face-up, look up, depend, seek, respect, rever, drink, take, raise the head to look, look up to, rely on, admire
Readings
Mandarin: ㄧㄤˇ (yǎng), ㄤˊ (áng)
Cantonese: joeng5, ngong5
Japanese: ギョウ (gyou)、 コウ (kou) / あお.ぐ (aogu)、 おお.せ (oose)、 お.っしゃる (ossharu)、 あおる (aoru)
Korean: 앙 (ang)
Vietnamese: ngưỡng, nhạng

horse, surname, KangXi radical 187
Readings
Mandarin: ㄇㄚˇ (mǎ)
Cantonese: maa5
Japanese: バ (ba)、 メ (me)、 マ (ma) / うま (uma)、 うま- (uma-)、 ま (ma)
Korean: 마 (ma)
Vietnamese:
Variants
Simplified Chinese form:

flip, turn over, wave, flutter, change (mind), flip over, upset, capsize
Readings
Mandarin: ㄈㄢ (fān)
Cantonese: faan1
Japanese: ホン (hon)、 ハン (han) / ひるがえ.る (hirugaeru)、 ひるがえ.す (hirugaesu)、 とる (toru)
Korean: 번 (beon)
Vietnamese: phiên
Variants
Semantic variant forms: