把戲

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Chinese[edit]

 
handle; (a measure word); (marker for direct-object); to hold; to contain; to grasp; to take hold of
 
trick; drama; play; show
trad. (把戲)
simp. (把戏)

Etymology[edit]

From Mongolian ᠪᠠᠭᠰᠢ(baɣsi, master, trainer, teacher) or Manchu ᠪᠠᡴᡧᡳ(bakši, scholar), in turn from Chinese 博士 (MC pwɑk̚ d͡ʒɨX, “master”).

Compare 把式 (bǎshì, “martial arts; master”).

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

把戲

  1. acrobatics; jugglery
  2. cheap trick; game