Chinese Word Entry

紙包不住火

Simplified Chinese form: 纸包不住火

Mandarin (Zhuyin): ㄓˇ ㄅㄠ ㄅㄨˋ ㄓㄨˋ ㄏㄨㄛˇ
Mandarin (Pinyin): zhǐ bāo bù zhù huǒ
Cantonese (Jyutping): zi2 baau1 bat1 zyu6 fo2
Definition: lit. paper can't wrap fire; fig. the truth will out

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Chinese characters used in this word

paper
Readings
Mandarin: ㄓˇ (zhǐ)
Cantonese: zi2
Japanese: シ (shi) / かみ (kami)
Korean: 지 (ji)
Vietnamese: chỉ
Variants
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wrap, pack up, cover, conceal, pack, bundle, package
Readings
Mandarin: ㄅㄠ (bāo), ㄆㄠˊ (páo), ㄈㄨˊ (fú)
Cantonese: baau1
Japanese: ホウ (hou) / つつ.む (tsutsumu)、 くる.む (kurumu)、 つつみ (tsutsumi)
Korean: 포 (po)
Vietnamese: bao
Variants
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negative, non-, bad, ugly, clumsy, no, not, un-, negative prefix
Readings
Mandarin: ㄅㄨˋ (bù), ㄅㄨˊ (bú), ㄈㄡˇ (fǒu), ㄈㄡ (fōu), ㄈㄨ (fū)
Cantonese: bat1, fau2
Japanese: フ (fu)、 ブ (bu)、 フツ (futsu)、 ヒ (hi) / せず (sezu)、 にあらず (niarazu)、 いなや (inaya)
Korean: 부 (bu), 불 (bul)
Vietnamese: bất, phầu, phủ, phi

dwell, reside, live, inhabit, live at, lodge, stop
Readings
Mandarin: ㄓㄨˋ (zhù)
Cantonese: zyu6
Japanese: ジュウ (juu)、 ヂュウ (dyuu)、 チュウ (chuu) / す.む (sumu)、 す.まう (sumau)、 -ず.まい (-zumai)、 とどまる (todomaru)、 やむ (yamu)
Korean: 주 (ju)
Vietnamese: trụ, trú

fire, flame, burn, anger, rage
Readings
Mandarin: ㄏㄨㄛˇ (huǒ), ㄏㄨㄛ (huō)
Cantonese: fo2
Japanese: カ (ka)、 コ (ko) / ひ (hi)、 -び (-bi)、 ほ- (ho-)、 やく (yaku)
Korean: 화 (hwa)
Vietnamese: hỏa, hoả
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