豆腐
(dòufu)

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Meaning

  1. tofu
  2. bean curd

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Pinyin Converter

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Words sharing similar characters

Hanzi Pinyin Meaning
吃豆腐 chī dòu fu to take liberties with (a woman)/to tease with sexual innuendo/to sexually harass/to take advantage of sb
臭豆腐 chòu dòu fu stinky tofu/strong-smelling preserved beancurd/fig. rough exterior but lovable person
刀子嘴巴,豆腐心 dāo zi zuǐ ba, dòu fu xīn lit. knife mouth but heart of bean curd/sharp tongue concealing a caring heart
刀子嘴,豆腐心 dāo zi zuǐ, dòu fu xīn to have a sharp tongue but a soft heart (idiom)
豆腐脑 dòu fu nǎo jellied tofu/soft bean curd
豆腐皮 dòu fu pí tofu skin (made by drying the skin that forms on the surface of soymilk during cooking, and therefore not actually made from tofu)
豆腐乳 dòu fu rǔ fermented bean curd
豆腐渣 dòu fu zhā okara (i.e. soy pulp, a by-product of making soymilk or tofu)
豆腐渣工程 dòu fu zhā gōng chéng jerry-built building project/lit. built on soybean dregs
家常豆腐 jiā cháng dòu fu home-style tofu
雷公打豆腐 Léi Gōng dǎ dòu fu the God of Thunder strikes bean curd/fig. to bully the weakest person/to pick on an easy target
雷公打豆腐,拣软的欺 Léi Gōng dǎ dòu fu, jiǎn ruǎn de qī the God of Thunder strikes bean curd, a bully picks the weakest person/to pick on an easy target
麻婆豆腐 má pó dòu fǔ mapo tofu/stir-fried beancurd in chili sauce
马尾穿豆腐,提不起来 mǎ wěi chuān dòu fu, tí bu qǐ lai lit. like tofu strung on horsetail, you can't lift it/fig. let's not talk of this (pun on 提[tí])
磨豆腐 mò dòu fu to grumble/to chatter away incessantly
四季豆腐 sì jì dòu fu four seasons beancurd
心急吃不了热豆腐 xīn jí chī bu liǎo rè dòu fu hasty men don't get to eat hot tofu (idiom)/one just has to be patient/haste will ruin everything
杏仁豆腐 xìng rén dòu fu almond junket
鱼生火,肉生痰,青菜豆腐保平安 yú shēng huǒ, ròu shēng tán, qīng cài dòu fu bǎo píng ān fish brings heat, meat brings phlegm, vegetables and tofu keep you healthy

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