蝈蝈

Pronounced: guō guō

Means: a cricket, but apparently it’s complicated. Jessica started a debate among the retired men in our backyard over what size, colour, sound, etc., was best, what you should feed it, how much they should cost depending on the aforementioned attributes, etc., etc. See “Chinese Cricket Culture,” an article from the Shanghai Institute of Entomology, for more info.

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