Chinese Idioms - Chengyu

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    hóng
    xìng
    chū
    qiáng
    红杏出墙
    hóng xìng chū qiáng

    Different translations of this Chinese idiom or chengyu

    • literally the red apricot tree leans over the garden wall
    • a wife having an illicit lover

    Word by word translation of this Chinese idiom

    hóng
    red / popular / revolutionary / bonus / surname Hong
    xìng
    apricot / almond
    chū
    to go out / to come out / to occur / to produce / to go beyond / to rise / to put forth / to happen / classifier for dramas, plays, operas etc / variant of 出[chū] (classifier for plays or chapters of classical novels)
    qiáng
    wall / variant of 牆|墙[qiáng], wall / CL:面[miàn],堵[dǔ]
    Data is based on CC-CEDICT. See the full data in action here MDBG Chinese-English dictionary.

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