The Alternative Chinese Dictionary: 沙發

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Entry definition

沙發 〈shā fā〉 {{zh-forms}} etymology
  • Transliteration of English sofa.
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noun: {{zh-noun}}
  1. a sofa 我們生活雖說富裕穿沙發電視機甚麼別人我們! Wǒmen de shēnghuó suīshuō bù suàn fùyù, kě yě bù chóu chī bù chóu chuān de. Nǐ qiáo, zhè shāfā diànshìjī shènmede, biérén jiā yǒu, wǒmen jiā yě dōu yǒu lā! Even though one could say that our life is not considered to be affluent, yet we do not have to worry about food or clothing. Just look at things like this sofa and this TV set; other families have these things, and so do we!
  2. (slang) a metaphor for the position of being the first person to reply or comment on an online forum

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