下手

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Grade: 1 Grade: 1

Adjectival noun[edit]

下手 (-na inflection, hiragana へた, romaji heta)

  1. unskilled, bad at, poor at, weak at, incompetent

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Inflection[edit]

Noun[edit]

下手 (hiragana へた, romaji heta)

  1. lack of skill

下手 (hiragana したて, romaji shitate)

  1. the lower part

Mandarin[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin xiàshǒu
Zhuyin ㄒㄧㄚˋ ㄕㄡˇ
IPA (key) /ɕi̯a̠⁵¹ ʂoʊ̯²¹⁴⁻²¹⁽⁴⁾/

Noun[edit]

下手 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin xiàshǒu)

  1. a seat of lower priority or less honour which faces towards the door, often referred to as a "right-hand seat"
  2. the player whose turn is next
  3. (colloquial) assistant; aide
    需要旁邊打下手。 (trad.)
    需要旁边打下手。 (simp.)
    I need someone by my side to help me.

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Verb[edit]

下手 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin xiàshǒu)

  1. (literary) to do; to take action; to go about something
    知道如何下手
    I don't know how to go about it.
  2. to commit a crime