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23:01 Jan 14, 2008
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English to Chinese translations [PRO]
Slang / Taiwanese Hokkien slang and idioms
English term or phrase: "dragon"
Hello. I am interested in Taiwanese Hokkien, the form of Min Nan Chinese spoken in Taiwan. I'd like to know, how do you say, "dragon", in Taiwanese Hokkien, in the context of "a brave hardy male", besides –Ò—´ ? Please let me know. Thank you.
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3 +1lin2
ttyang


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1 hr   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +1
lin2


Explanation:
In Taiwanese, there is a common slang to describe an energetic, strong man as "像一尾活龍". The pronunciation of 龍 is "lin" with the second tone. Hope this helps.

ttyang
United States
Local time: 16:36
Native speaker of: Native in ChineseChinese
Notes to answerer
Asker: Hi-and thank you for responding. If "像一尾活龍" is an expression, then "活龍" is a term or idiom I can use?


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