Set phrase: Definition, meaning and example of 嗷嗷待哺

By | July 1, 2013

Definition of 嗷嗷待哺 (àn dù chén cāng)

嗷嗷待哺 originally refers to the baby birds crying in hunger and waiting to be fed. It is now often used to describe the hungry people waiting to be rescued and helped.

Example of 嗷嗷待哺

四川地震过后,这里到处是嗷嗷待哺的人们,真是惨不忍睹。

After the Sichuan Earthquake, there were a large number of starving people, the scene was really miserable.

Synonyms: 饥寒交迫、啼饥号寒
Antonyms: 丰衣足食、家给人足

In the over 5,000 years history of China, Chinese idioms or set phrases (中 国成语) exhibit concentrated Chinese language culture. They are simple, accurate, very expressive and widely adopted. The formation of each idiom shows some real historical facts, which reflect the political, military, cultural, civil fashion and morality in different periods with strong Chinese features. Learn more about other 4-word set phrases.

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