模糊

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Mandarin[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Etymology unclear. A literal derivation is unlikely. First attested in the Tang Dynasty. If not a loanword from an Altaic language, it is likely that this is a disyllabic derivative of the Old Chinese root *m̥aŋ/m̥oŋ/m̥ɯŋ ("unclear, confused"), which had numerous descendants, for example "" (máng, "to be blind"), "" (máng, "boundless and indistinct"), "" (méng, "darkness"), "" (mèng, "dream"), "" (hūn, "dim, confused"). Compare 馬虎 (mǎhu, "careless"), 麻胡 (máhú, "a mythical ferocious character"), 瑪呼 (mǎhū, "(to put on) a mask"), 糊涂 (hútu, "confused, obfuscated").

Verb[edit]

模糊 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin móhu)

  1. to blur; to confuse; to mix up
    模糊成語之間差別。 (trad.)
    模糊成语之间差别。 (simp.)
    Don't mix up the differences between these two idioms.

Adjective[edit]

模糊 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin móhu)

  1. blurry; vague; obscure; fuzzy
    我的電腦屏幕突然變得模糊不清。 (trad.)
    我的电脑屏幕突然变得模糊不清。 (simp.)
    My computer screen suddenly went blurry.

Adverb[edit]

模糊 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin móhu)

  1. vaguely; dimly
    樣子。 (trad.)
    样子。 (simp.)
    I vaguely remember what he looked like.
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