Chinese Word Entry

Mandarin (Zhuyin): ㄇㄛˋ ㄨㄟˋ ㄊㄠˊ ㄊㄞˋ
Mandarin (Pinyin): mò wèi táo tài
  1. sacking the worst-performing employee

  2. elimination of the worst-performing contestant

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Chinese characters used in this word

end, close, tip, powder, posterity, final, last, insignificant
Mandarin: ㄇㄛˋ (mò)
Cantonese: mut6
Japanese: マツ (matsu)、 バツ (batsu) / すえ (sue)、 うら (ura)、 うれ (ure)
Korean: 말 (mal)
Vietnamese: mạt

rank, grade, throne, crown, about, some, position, post, status, seat
Mandarin: ㄨㄟˋ (wèi), ㄌㄧˋ (lì)
Cantonese: wai6
Japanese: イ (i) / くらい (kurai)、 ぐらい (gurai)、 くらいする (kuraisuru)
Korean: 위 (wi)
Vietnamese: vị

select, wash in a sieve, weed out
Mandarin: ㄊㄠˊ (táo)
Cantonese: tou4
Japanese: トウ (tou) / よな.げる (yonageru)
Korean: 도 (do)
Vietnamese: đào

washing, sieving, filtering, weeding out, luxury, excessive, scour, wash out
Mandarin: ㄊㄞˋ (tài)
Cantonese: taai3
Japanese: タ (ta)、 タイ (tai) / おご.る (ogoru)、 にご.る (nigoru)、 よな.げる (yonageru)
Korean: 태 (tae)
Vietnamese: thái, thải, vè, thảy