白痴

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Cantonese[edit]

simpl.
trad. 白癡

Noun[edit]

白痴 (simplified, Jyutping baak6 ci1, traditional 白癡)

  1. idiot

Derived terms[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Chinese.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

白痴 (hiragana はくち, romaji hakuchi)

  1. idiocy, imbecility
  2. (dated, medicine) profound mental retardation, indicating an IQ of under 25
  3. an idiot, an imbecile
  4. (dated, medicine) a person suffering from profound mental retardation, with an IQ of under 25

Usage notes[edit]

No longer used in the clinical sense, much as English idiot is no longer used clinically.

See also[edit]


Mandarin[edit]

simpl.
trad. 白癡

Pronunciation[edit]

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin báichī
Zhuyin ㄅㄞˊ ㄔ
IPA (key) /paɪ̯³⁵ ʈ͡ʂʰʐ̩⁵⁵/

Noun[edit]

白痴 (simplified, Pinyin báichī, traditional 白癡)

  1. idiot
  2. idiocy

Synonyms[edit]