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How would you translate "Chutzpah" into Chinese?

Posted by sbw06 June 27, 2007 in the Group General Discussion.

I don't know if anyone here is going to know what chutzpah is in English, even, but it's a Yiddish term that refers to great audacity or nerve.  A New Yorker cartoon once put it very succinctly: a guy walks into a bookstore and says to the clerk "I'm looking for a book on chutzpah and I want you to pay for it".  How do you say this in Chinese?  I have come up with 大胆,无礼and 勇气 but I'm not sure any of them really conveys the same sorts of meaning.

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