Chinese Word Entry

胳膊肘朝外拐
Mandarin (Zhuyin): ㄍㄜ ㄅㄛ˙ ㄓㄡˇ ㄔㄠˊ ㄨㄞˋ ㄍㄨㄞˇ
Mandarin (Pinyin): gē bo zhǒu cháo wài guǎi
Cantonese (Jyutping): gaak3 bok3 zau2 ciu4 ngoi6 gwaai2
Definitions:
  1. the elbow turns the wrong way

  2. to favor an outsider instead of someone on one's own side (idiom)


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Chinese characters used in this word

armpit, arms
Readings
Mandarin: ㄍㄜ (gē), ㄍㄜˊ (gé)
Cantonese: gaak3, lok3
Japanese: カク (kaku)、 ギャク (gyaku) / わき (waki)
Vietnamese: cách, các, ca, lạc, cặc, lặc, cặc
Variants
Semantic variant form:

arm, shoulders, upper arms
Readings
Mandarin: ㄅㄛˊ (bó), ㄆㄛˋ (pò), ㄌㄧㄝˋ (liè)
Cantonese: bok3
Japanese: ハク (haku)、 レツ (retsu)、 ハイ (hai) / ほじし (hojishi)、 あばく (abaku)、 さかい (sakai)
Korean: 박 (bag)
Vietnamese: bác

elbow, arm, the elbow, help a person shoulder a load
Readings
Mandarin: ㄓㄡˇ (zhǒu)
Cantonese: zaau2, zau2
Japanese: チュウ (chuu) / ひじ (hiji)
Korean: 주 (ju)
Vietnamese: trửu

morning, dynasty, regime, epoch, period, (North) Korea
Readings
Mandarin: ㄓㄠ (zhāo), ㄔㄠˊ (cháo), ㄓㄨ (zhū)
Cantonese: ciu4, ziu1
Japanese: チョウ (chou) / あさ (asa)、 あした (ashita)、 あつまる (atsumaru)
Korean: 조 (jo)
Vietnamese: triêu, triều
Variants
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outside, out, external, foreign
Readings
Mandarin: ㄨㄞˋ (wài)
Cantonese: ngoi6, oi6
Japanese: ガイ (gai)、 ゲ (ge) / そと (soto)、 ほか (hoka)、 はず.す (hazusu)、 はず.れる (hazureru)、 と- (to-)
Korean: 외 (oe)
Vietnamese: ngoại

kidnap, falsify, abduct, turn
Readings
Mandarin: ㄍㄨㄞˇ (guǎi)
Cantonese: gwaai2
Japanese: カイ (kai) / かたる (kataru)
Korean: 괴 (goe)
Vietnamese: quải, quảy, quái, quầy
Variants
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