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Vocab reinforcement: 折腾

Posted by henning September 21, 2007 in the Group General Discussion.

An expression I hear in about every second conversation is

折腾

which I know from the Advanced lesson on Fengshui:

http://chinesepod.com/learnchinese/%e9%a3%8e%e6%b0%b4/

as "to do something repeatedly"

and from the one on the Golden Week

http://chinesepod.com/learnchinese/%e5%8d%81%e4%b8%80%e6%97%85%e6%b8%b8%e9%ab%98%e5%b3%b0%e6%9c%9f/

as "to cause physical or mental suffering" .

 

The CPod dict translates it with

http://labs.chinesepod.com/?q=node%2F4&search=%E6%8A%98%E8%85%BE

"to roll about"

 

I think this multi-faceted, high frequency expression deserves some more air time...

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