Chinese Word Entry

此起彼伏
Mandarin (Zhuyin): ㄘˇ ㄑㄧˇ ㄅㄧˇ ㄈㄨˊ
Mandarin (Pinyin): cǐ qǐ bǐ fú
Cantonese (Jyutping): ci2 hei2 bei2 fuk6
Definitions:
  1. up here, down there (idiom); to rise and fall in succession

  2. no sooner one subsides, the next arises

  3. repeating continuously

  4. occurring again and again (of applause, fires, waves, protests, conflicts, uprisings etc)


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Chinese characters used in this word

this, current, next, coming, last, past, these, in this case, then
Readings
Mandarin: ㄘˇ (cǐ)
Cantonese: ci2
Japanese: シ / これ、 この、 ここ
Korean:
Vietnamese: thử

rouse, wake up, get up, rise, stand up, go up, begin
Readings
Mandarin: ㄑㄧˇ (qǐ)
Cantonese: hei2
Japanese: キ / お.きる、 お.こる、 お.こす、 た.つ
Korean:
Vietnamese: khởi

he, that, the, there, those
Readings
Mandarin: ㄅㄧˇ (bǐ)
Cantonese: bei2
Japanese: ヒ / かれ、 かの
Korean:
Vietnamese: bỉ

prostrated, bend down, bow, cover, lay (pipes), crouch, crawl, lie hidden, conceal
Readings
Mandarin: ㄈㄨˊ (fú), ㄈㄨˋ (fù)
Cantonese: buk6, fuk6
Japanese: フク、 フウ、 ブク / ふ.せる、 ふ.す、 したがう
Korean: 복, 부
Vietnamese: phục