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Change log entry 67503
Processed by: goldyn_chyld (2019-06-12 18:48:39 GMT)
Comment: << review queue entry 64017 - submitted by 'richwarm' >>
1. "big rice pan"? - No, 大锅饭 is a meal (饭), not a cooking utensil. It's something you eat, not something you cook with.

窩在工廠裡,和員工吃大鍋飯,
Holed up in the factory all day, eating in the cafeteria with the workers

他睡著硬床,吃著學校食堂裡難吃的大鍋飯,
He slept on a hard bed and ate unappetizing fare at the school cafeteria.

以及宿舍生活吃大鍋飯、洗大澡間的甘苦,
it conveys the joys and sorrows of dormitory life as they share communal meals and communal showers;

有時協助製作抗議標語,有時張羅族人的大鍋飯,
Sometimes she helps produce slogans, while other times she cooks up communal meals.

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2. "egalitarianism"? That sounds nice. All people deserve equal rights and opportunities, right?
But 大锅饭 is a disparaging term.

養蘭事業的成功或許令人側目,不過,外界對於台糖員工吃大鍋飯、缺乏競爭力的印象仍牢不可破。
The success of the orchid business may cause people to sit up and take notice, but the old impression of TSC with its lack of competitiveness and psychology of "everyone eating from the same pot" has deep roots and dies hard.

從養尊處優的大鍋飯到戰戰競競提昇競爭力,
Going from having the security of being a government monopoly to working hard to improve competitiveness,

「這些人來香港不但會破壞香港生活品質,房屋和綜援金都要倚靠政府,簡直是來吃大鍋飯的!」
he believed that these immigrants would destroy the quality of life Hong Kongers enjoyed and lean on the government for housing and social welfare assistance, essentially filching funds from the hard-working people of Hong Kong.

K @ 吃大鍋飯
"egalitarian concept under which those who work hard and those who loaf are treated similarly ..."
Diff:
- 大鍋飯 大锅饭 [da4 guo1 fan4] /lit. big rice pan/communal feeding/fig. egalitarianism (equal treatment for everyone in same institution)/
+ 大鍋飯 大锅饭 [da4 guo1 fan4] /meal cooked in a large pot/communal meal/(fig.) system that rewards everyone equally regardless of merit/
By MDBG 2019
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