拜拜

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Chinese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

 
to pay respect; worship; visit
to pay respect; worship; visit; salute
 
to pay respect; worship; visit
to pay respect; worship; visit; salute
simp. and trad.
(拜拜)

Pronunciation[edit]


Verb[edit]

拜拜

  1. (chiefly Taiwan, Philippines) to worship a deity; to prostrate oneself at a place of worship

Noun[edit]

拜拜

  1. (chiefly Taiwan, Philippines) religious festival in which offerings are made to a deity
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

 
to pay respect; worship; visit
to pay respect; worship; visit; salute
 
to pay respect; worship; visit
to pay respect; worship; visit; salute
simp. and trad.
(拜拜)
alternative forms 掰掰

Phono-semantic matching of English bye-bye.

Pronunciation[edit]


Note: often romanised or written in English "bye-bye", "bái-bāi" is a cognate.
    • (Teochew)
      • Peng'im: bai3 bai3 / bai1 bai1 / bai6 bai6
      • Pe̍h-ōe-jī-like: pài pài / pai pai / păi păi
      • Sinological IPA (key): /pai²¹³⁻⁵⁵ pai²¹³/, /pai³³⁻²³ pai³³/, /pai³⁵⁻¹¹ pai³⁵/

Interjection[edit]

拜拜

  1. (informal) bye-bye; goodbye

Synonyms[edit]

Verb[edit]

拜拜

  1. (colloquial) to break up with someone
  2. (colloquial) to break a habit

Derived terms[edit]