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Translingual[edit]

Han character[edit]

(radical 30 +5, 8 strokes, cangjie input 口一火一 (RMFM), four-corner 61019, composition)

  1. expression of reprimand

References[edit]


Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Yale pei1)


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

Readings[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(bi) (hangeul , revised bi, McCune-Reischauer pi)


Mandarin[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Etymology[edit]

  • kǒu ("mouth") + pī (phonetic)

Hanzi[edit]

(Pinyin pēi (pei1), Wade-Giles p'ei1)

Interjection[edit]

(traditional and simplified, Pinyin pēi)

  1. (strong, offensive) bah!; ugh!
    在乎生氣。 (trad.)
    在乎生气。 (simp.)
    pēi! wǒ cái bù zàihu nǐ shēng bù shēngqì ne
    Bah! I don't care if you're angry.

Usage notes[edit]

The Chinese usage carries a generally stronger offensive or antagonistic connotation than the corresponding interjection bah or similar in English.


Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(phi, bậy, phôi)