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Answer to What does the phrase “莫名其妙(mòmíngqímiào)” refer to?

Apr. 8, 2015

Correct Answer: A

Analysis:

A. 莫名其妙(mòmíngqímiào) is the word for “Baffling.”

The character 莫() means do not; 名(míng) means to express; 其() means this or that and 妙(miào) means wonderful.

B. 心灰意冷(xīnhuīyìlěng) is the word for “Downhearted.”

The character 心(xīn) means heart; 灰(huī) means grey; 意() means will and 冷(lěng) means cold.

C. 欣喜若狂(xīnxĭruòkuáng) is the word for “Ecstatic.”

The characters 欣(xīn) and 喜() both mean glad; 若(ruò) means as if or like and 狂(kuáng) means crazy.

D. 沾沾自喜(zhānzhānzìxĭ) is the word for “Smug and complacent.”

The character 沾(zhān) means to moisten; 自() means oneself and 喜() means joyfulness.


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