English translation: Harsh taste in the mouth of a speech-impaired person---ouch
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04:30 Dec 20, 2005
Chinese to English translations [PRO] General / Conversation / Greetings / Letters
The phrase means a dumb (unable to speak) person who ate 黄连, which is bitter, is unable to say/complain that it's bitter. So we use 哑巴吃黄连 to refer to suffering from a bad thing but unable to speak out/do something about it.
Will Wong United States Local time: 08:44 Native speaker of: English, Chinese PRO pts in category: 12