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争气
Simplified 争气
Traditional 爭氣
Pin Yin
zheng1 qi4
English
  • to work hard for sth
  • to resolve on improvement
  • determined not to fall short
Examples:
1. 贫穷并不可耻,穷而不争气才可耻
"Poverty is not a sufficient cause of disgrace, But poverty without resolution to help oneself is a disgrace"
2. 大家要为国家争气,工人不许闹罢工,厂家不许歇业停工
Both sides must do their level best to help the country: the workers should be forbidden to strike, and factory-owners should be forbidden to suspend operations!"
3. 老是摆脱不掉的那种侵心的不争气之感,顿时又笼罩在他的心头。
He had again the corrosive sense of failure that always dogged him.
4. 鸿渐呕气不肯吃,熬不住嘴馋,一壁吃,一壁骂自己不争气
Hung-chien spitefully refused to eat them, but his greediness won out, and he ate them anyway, all the while cursing himself for being unable to do any better.
5. 我已经知道那些个不争气的车子。
I already knew about the lousy cars.
6. 近二百年来,我们国家和民族多灾多难,自己又不争气
In the past two hundred years, our country suffered a great deal and our people failed to pull themselves together.
7. 只要你底肚子争气些,到那边,也养下一二个来,万事都好了。”
It all depends on you. If you can have one or two children over there, everything will be quite all right.
8. 他这个人真不争气
This chap has let us down.
9. 你为什么要欢迎这样一个不争气的儿子呢?”
Why did you welcome a bad son like him?