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English Definitionto lean unsteadily from side to side (idiom); to sway; (of buildings etc) to lean at a crazy angle
Simplified Script东倒西歪
Traditional Script東倒西歪
Pinyindōng dǎo xī wāi
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄉㄨㄥ ㄉㄠˇ ㄒㄧ ㄨㄞ
Cantonese (Jyutping)dung1 dou2 sai1 waai1
Part of Speech(动) verb
Word Decomposition
dōngeast; host (i.e. sitting on east side of guest); landlord; (Chinese surname)
dǎoto fall; to collapse; to overthrow; to fail; to go bankrupt; to change (trains or buses); to move around; to resell at a profit
西 west; the West; abbr. for Spain 西班牙; Spanish
wāiaskew; at a crooked angle; devious; noxious; (coll.) to lie on one's side

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