不好意思

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Mandarin[edit]

simpl. and trad.
好意思

Pronunciation[edit]

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin bùhǎoyìsi
Zhuyin ㄅㄨˋ ㄏㄠˇ ㄧˋ ㄙ˙
IPA (key) /pu⁵¹ xɑʊ̯²¹⁴⁻²¹¹ i⁵¹ sz̩¹/
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Adjective[edit]

不好意思 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin bùhǎoyìsi)

  1. (Elementary Mandarin) embarrassed

Interjection[edit]

不好意思 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin bùhǎoyìsi)

  1. (Elementary Mandarin) sorry; excuse me
    不好意思現在一會兒? (trad.)
    不好意思现在一会儿? (simp.)
    bùhǎoyìsi, wǒ xiànzài shǒu shàng yǒu shì zài zuò, yīhuìr dǎ gěi nǐ hǎo ma
    Sorry, I'm in the middle of something, can I call you back later?