Set phrase: Definition, meaning and example of 吐槽(tucao)?

Definition of 吐槽

吐槽is now frequently used in situations in which one’s fault has been pointed out directly without respect but in most cases with a sense of humor thus 吐槽 can be understood as “to tease s.b. or something”.

Origin of 吐槽

吐槽 or Tucao as a term originated in Japanese carton describing the exposure of unreasonable behaviors or expressions in a humorous way. In mandarin, there has not been any words that provide full expression of the Japanese term.

Example of 吐槽


Yi Jianlian criticized (tucao) that a crooked hair was found in the half-eaten KFC hamburger.

Synonyms: 投诉

Antonyms: 赞扬

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 2-word set phrases.

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