Chinese Word Entry

羊腸小道

Simplified Chinese form: 羊肠小道

Mandarin (Zhuyin): ㄧㄤˊ ㄔㄤˊ ㄒㄧㄠˇ ㄉㄠˋ
Mandarin (Pinyin): yáng cháng xiǎo dào
Cantonese (Jyutping): joeng4 coeng2 siu2 dou6
Definitions:
  1. road as twisty as sheep's intestine (idiom); narrow and winding road

  2. fig. complicated and tricky job


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Chinese characters used in this word

sheep, goat, KangXi radical 123
Readings
Mandarin: ㄧㄤˊ (yáng)
Cantonese: joeng4
Japanese: ヨウ / ひつじ
Korean:
Vietnamese: dương

intestines, guts, bowels, viscera, emotions, sausage
Readings
Mandarin: ㄔㄤˊ (cháng)
Cantonese: coeng4
Japanese: チョウ / はらわた、 わた
Korean:
Vietnamese: tràng, trường
Variants
Simplified Chinese form:

little, small, tiny, insignificant
Readings
Mandarin: ㄒㄧㄠˇ (xiǎo)
Cantonese: siu2
Japanese: ショウ / ちい.さい、 こ-、 お-、 さ-、 こ、 お
Korean:
Vietnamese: tiểu

road-way, street, district, journey, course, moral, teachings, path, road, method, way
Readings
Mandarin: ㄉㄠˋ (dào), ㄉㄠˇ (dǎo)
Cantonese: dou3, dou6
Japanese: ドウ、 トウ / みち、 いう、 みちびく
Korean:
Vietnamese: đạo, đáo