Chinese Traditional: 繞彎子
Chinese Simplified: 绕弯子
Pinyin: rao4 wan1 zi5
Zhuyin: ㄖㄠˋ ㄨㄢ ㄗ˙
English Meaning: (Mainland only) 1. to go the long way round; to detour 2. to beat about the bush, to speak in a roundabout way
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rào

to go round, to by-pass, to make a detour

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wān

1. to bend 2. a bend, a turn 3. bent 4. (a measure word for bent objects, such as a quarter moon)

Here: a bend, a turn

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zi

1. (an unaccentuated suffix for commonly used one-syllable nouns) 2. (a suffix added to change adjectives or verbs into nouns)

Here: (an unaccentuated suffix for commonly used one-syllable nouns)

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