藉口

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Mandarin[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin jièkǒu
Zhuyin ㄐㄧㄝˋ ㄎㄡˇ
IPA (key) /t͡ɕi̯ɛ⁵¹ kʰoʊ̯²¹⁴⁻²¹⁽⁴⁾/

Noun[edit]

藉口 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin jièkǒu)

  1. excuse; pretext

Verb[edit]

藉口 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin jièkǒu)

  1. to use as an excuse

Usage notes[edit]

藉口 and 借口, both notated in pinyin as jièkǒu, are acceptable in both the PRC and Taiwan. However, 借口 is far more common in the PRC, whereas 藉口 is far more common in Taiwan.

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