奴才

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Chinese[edit]

slave
 
ability; talent; endowment; gift; an expert; only (then); only if; just
simp. and trad.
(奴才)

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

奴才

  1. lackey; minion; slave; flunkey

Usage notes[edit]

  • During the Ming and Qing dynasties 奴才 (núcái) was also used by court eunuchs and officials when addressing the emperor as a term of self-reference.