Hello everyone, today Miracle Mandarin will teach you a Chinese word:
zì tǎo kǔ chī
Literal: “zì” is from the word “zìjǐ”,which means “oneself”. “tǎo” means “to ask for”. “kǔ” means a bitter taste.
Its meaning: Asking for trouble
So, let’s say some sentences of this word:
Nǐ yàoshì yīnwèi dǔqì ér jùjué tā de bāngzhù, zhǐnéng shì zìtǎokǔchī.
你 要是 因为 赌气 而拒绝 他 的 帮助， 只能 是 自讨苦吃。
If you rejected his help just because you have a bad temper,you are asking for trouble.
Jiǔhòu kāichē shì zìtǎokǔchī.
酒后 开车 是 自讨苦吃。
Driving cars after drinking is asking for trouble.
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