Chinese Word Entry

解剖麻雀
Mandarin (Zhuyin): ㄐㄧㄝˇ ㄆㄡ ㄇㄚˊ ㄑㄩㄝˋ
Mandarin (Pinyin): jiě pōu má què
Cantonese (Jyutping): gaai2 fau2 maa4 zoek3
Definition: lit. to dissect a sparrow; fig. a preliminary test on a small sample

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Chinese characters used in this word

unravel, notes, key, explanation, understanding, untie, undo, solve, answer, cancel, absolve, explain, minute, loosen, unfasten
Readings
Mandarin: ㄐㄧㄝˇ (jiě), ㄐㄧㄝˋ (jiè), ㄒㄧㄝˋ (xiè)
Cantonese: gaai2, gaai3, haai6
Japanese: カイ、 ゲ / と.く、 と.かす、 と.ける、 ほど.く、 ほど.ける、 わか.る、 さと.る
Korean: 해, 개
Vietnamese: giải, giới, giái
Variants
Semantic variant form:

divide, split in two, slice, dissect
Readings
Mandarin: ㄆㄡ (pōu), ㄆㄡˇ (pǒu), ㄆㄛˇ (pǒ)
Cantonese: fau2, pau2
Japanese: ボウ / わる
Korean:
Vietnamese: phẩu, bo

hemp, flax, numb, jute, sesame
Readings
Mandarin: ㄇㄚˊ (má), ㄇㄚ (mā)
Cantonese: maa4
Japanese: マ、 マア、 バ / あさ
Korean:
Vietnamese: ma
Variants
Semantic variant forms:

sparrow
Readings
Mandarin: ㄑㄩㄝˋ (què), ㄑㄧㄠ (qiāo), ㄑㄧㄠˇ (qiǎo)
Cantonese: zoek3
Japanese: ジャク、 ジャン、 サク、 シャク / すずめ
Korean:
Vietnamese: tước