唉声叹气 (ai sheng tan qi): meaning, pronunciation, examples, strokes

By | October 19, 2017

1. What does 唉声叹气 mean in English?

唉声叹气 (Chinese PinYin: āi shēng tàn qì; traditional Chinese: 唉聲嘆氣) is an idiom which means sighing and groaning in Chinese. It can be used as predicate, adverbial modifier and complement. It is a polysemous word, it can also refer to a cantonese song by Sammi Cheng. The term is usually used in informal conversations. Some commonly used phrases include: 唉声叹气的 (suspirious), 不停地唉声叹气(sighing again and again).

Literally: 唉声(alas) + 叹气(sigh)

2. How to pronounce 唉声叹气 ?

Chinese Pinyin: [āi shēng tàn qì]

Pronunciation examples: Please click to play the below audio.

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3. Synonyms And Antonyms of 唉声叹气

Synonyms: 长吁短叹, 垂头丧气, 无精打采

Antonyms: 喜眉笑眼, 喜笑颜开, 喜气洋洋

4. What are the fixed expression, collocations and idioms that contains 唉声叹气

Fixed expression (固定搭配): N/A

Collocations (词语连用): 唉声叹气的 (suspirious), 不停地唉声叹气(sighing again and again);

Idioms (成语): N/A

5. How to use 唉声叹气 in a sentence?

Below are some example sentences containing 唉声叹气.

5.1 过去的美好日子总是让他唉声叹气。

Translation: He always sighed for the good old days gone by.

5.2 懦夫总是为昨天唉声叹气

Translation: The coward always bemoan yesterday.

5.3 在困难面前要勇敢坚强,不能唉声叹气的。

Translation: Instead of sighing, we need to be tough when confronting difficulties.

5.4 看你唉声叹气的,遇到了什么不高兴的事情?

Translation: Something bad happen? I see you are sighing and groaning.

5.5 他自从事业失败之后,终日唉声叹气。

Translation: Since his last failed career, he’s been sighing all day long.

5.6 灰暗的天空,悲伤的情绪,唉声叹气,都会在美好的回忆中烟消云散。

Translation: The gray sky, sad moods, and sighs will all be gone in the happy memories.

5.7 我的眼睛含着泪, 我的心从不唉声叹气, 我的思想从来不害怕, 因为我战胜了谎言

Translation: My eyes in tears, Heart never sighs, My mind never fears, I conquer the lies” ― Munia Khan

5.7 尝试一下, 你生来是向高处飞的, 不要坐在岸边等待和唉声叹气.

Translation: “Give it a try.. for you are born to fly high; don’t sit on the shores, don’t wait and sigh.” ― Vikrmn, Corpkshetra

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