The use of 出轨

出轨

The basic and literal meaning of 出轨 chū guǐ is: be derailed; go off the rails; jump the rails. It has two figurative meanings: 

1. overstep the bounds (language and behavior are out of principle or beyond the limits). 2. have an extramarital affair

Examples:

出轨, be derailed; go off the rails; jump the rails

火车出轨时, 数百人受伤。huǒ chē chū guǐ shí , shù bǎi rén shòu shāng。

Hundreds of people were injured when the train went off the rails.

这列由18节车厢组成的列车,有14节出轨倾翻,其中一节落入河中。zhè liè yóu 18jiē chē xiāng zǔ chéng de liè chē ,yǒu 14jiē chū guǐ qīng fān ,qí zhōng yī jiē luò rù hé zhōng 。

The train consisted of 18 coaches, of which 14 derailed and toppled, with 1 fell into the river.

知道听说火车昨晚出轨。nǐ zhī dào ma ,wǒ gāng tīng shuō huǒ chē zuó wǎn chū guǐ le 。

Do you know, I have just been told that the train got derailed last night.

出轨, overstep the bounds

他们用未成年酗酒狂欢和其他的出轨行为来表达对不负责任的父亲的愤恨。tā men yòng wèi chéng nián xù jiǔ kuáng huān hé qí tā de chū guǐ háng wéi lái biǎo dá duì bú fù zé rèn de fù qīn de fèn hèn 。

They acted out their resentment at their irresponsible father with underage drinking binges and other escapades.

对女士讲这样的话太出轨了。duì nǚ shì jiǎng zhè yàng de huà tài chū guǐ le 。

It is overstepping the mark to say that to a lady. 




你认为钱是他做出那些被指证的出轨行为的主要原因吗?nǐ rèn wéi qián shì tā zuò chū nà xiē bèi zhǐ zhèng de chū guǐ háng wéi de zhǔ yào yuán yīn ma ?
Do you think wealth was the main reason for his alleged behavior?
虽然恶意的科学欺诈极为罕见,但是略微道德出轨的行为却更为常见。suī rán è yì de kē xué qī zhà jí wéi hǎn jiàn ,dàn shì luè wēi dào dé chū guǐ de háng wéi què gèng wéi cháng jiàn 。
Outright scientific fraud is rare, but less deviant behavior may be much more common.

出轨, have an extramarital affair

如果出轨就是离开时候。rú guǒ tā chū guǐ le ,jiù shì nǐ lí kāi de shí hòu le 。

If he has cheated on you, it‘s time to move on.

现在官方婚姻记录网上这样爱人配偶可以查找出轨xiàn zài guān fāng jiāng hūn yīn jì lù fàng zài le wǎng shàng ,zhè yàng ài rén hé pèi ǒu kě yǐ chá zhǎo chū guǐ zhě 。

Now officials are putting marriage records online so lovers and spouses can check for cheaters.

男人出轨不是因为只是小心女人邪恶魅力心窍nán rén chū guǐ bìng bú shì yīn wéi tā zhī shì bú xiǎo xīn bèi lìng yī gè nǚ rén de xié è mèi lì mí le xīn qiào 。

When a man cheats it‘s not because he was innocently seduced by another woman‘s wicked charms.

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