Chinese Word Entry

老鼠過街,人人喊打

Simplified Chinese form: 老鼠过街,人人喊打

Mandarin (Zhuyin): ㄌㄠˇ ㄕㄨˇ ㄍㄨㄛˋ ㄐㄧㄝ, ㄖㄣˊ ㄖㄣˊ ㄏㄢˇ ㄉㄚˇ
Mandarin (Pinyin): lǎo shǔ guò jiē, rén rén hǎn dǎ
Cantonese (Jyutping): lou5 syu2 gwo3 gaai1, jan4 jan4 haam3 daa2
Definitions:
  1. lit. when a rat crosses the street, people chase it down (idiom)

  2. fig. everyone detests a lowlife


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Chinese characters used in this word

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:

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:

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

cry, call, shout, call out, yell, howl
Readings
Mandarin: ㄏㄢˇ (hǎn), ㄎㄢˋ (kàn), ㄐㄧㄢ (jiān)
Cantonese: haam3, ham6
Japanese: カン、 ヤク / さけ.ぶ
Korean:
Vietnamese: hảm

strike, hit, knock, pound, dozen, beat, fight, attack
Readings
Mandarin: ㄉㄚˇ (dǎ), ㄉㄚˊ (dá)
Cantonese: daa1, daa2
Japanese: ダ、 ダアス、 テイ / う.つ、 う.ち-、 ぶ.つ、 だうす、 うち
Korean: 타, 정
Vietnamese: đả