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 (you) / ひつじ (hitsuji)
Korean: 양 (yang)
Vietnamese: dương

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

little, small, tiny, insignificant
Readings
Mandarin: ㄒㄧㄠˇ (xiǎo)
Cantonese: siu2
Japanese: ショウ (shou) / ちい.さい (chiisai)、 こ- (ko-)、 お- (o-)、 さ- (sa-)、 こ (ko)、 お (o)
Korean: 소 (so)
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 (dou)、 トウ (tou) / みち (michi)、 いう (iu)、 みちびく (michibiku)
Korean: 도 (do)
Vietnamese: đạo, đáo