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龟毛

simplified

traditional

龜毛

Mandarin

Pronunciation

  • IPA: [kuei˥˥mau˧˥]

Etymology

Originally from the Min Nan word ku-mo· (turtle fur). It was most likely a reference to a Buddhist metaphor that describes hollow logic (龟毛兔角 turtle fur and rabbit horns [an impossibility]).

Adjective

龟毛 (simplified, Pinyin guīmáo, traditional 龜毛)

  1. (Taiwan) (of someone's personality) picky; high-maintenance; describes somebody with unreasonable expectations

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Min Nan

Pronunciation

  • IPA: [ku˧˧mɔ˥˥]

Etymology

Most likely a reference to a Buddhist metaphor that describes hollow logic (龟毛兔角 turtle fur and rabbit horns [an impossibility]).

Adjective

龟毛 (simplified, POJ ku-mo·, traditional 龜毛)

  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) picky; high-maintenance; describes somebody with unreasonable expectations

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