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On 3/16/2023 at 2:52 AM, Tomsima said:

I have always used something like "ga zhe wo" (no idea what the characters are) for armpit

What I often see is 胳肢窝, or sometimes 夹肢窝, which may be pronounced as "ga zhi wo" or "ge zhi wo". But with my southern accent, I pronounce it as "ga ji wo".

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趿 (ta1), which is a word that appears mostly with 拉. The compound 趿拉 means "to shuffle about with the backs of one's shoes trodden down."

I found this word in a novel of 王朔 called 《无人喝彩》. The original line says: "她站起来,从拖鞋中伸出一只脚,用大脚拇指关了电视,然后趿着拖鞋绕过书柜。”

By the way asked a native about this word and was told he did know the word but didn't know it was written this way.


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