模糊

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Chinese[edit]

 
imitate; model; norm; pattern
 
paste; cream; muddled; scorched
trad. (模糊/糢糊) /
simp. (模糊)

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Etymology unclear. A literal derivation is unlikely. First attested in the Tang Dynasty. If not a loanword from an Altaic language, it is likely that this is a disyllabic derivative of the Old Chinese root *m̥aŋ/m̥oŋ/m̥ɯŋ ("unclear, confused"), which had numerous descendants, for example (máng, “to be blind”), (máng, “boundless and indistinct”), (méng, “darkness”), (mèng, “dream”), (hūn, “dim, confused”). Compare 馬虎马虎 (mǎhu, “careless”), 麻胡 (máhú, “a mythical ferocious character”), 瑪呼玛呼 (mǎhū, “(to put on) a mask”), 糊塗糊涂 (hútu, “confused, obfuscated”).

Pronunciation[edit]


Verb[edit]

模糊

  1. to blur; to confuse; to mix up
    模糊成語之間差別 [MSC, trad.]
    模糊成语之间差别 [MSC, simp.]
    Bié móhu zhè liǎng ge chéngyǔ zhījiān de chābié. [Pinyin]
    Don't mix up the differences between these two idioms.

Adjective[edit]

模糊

  1. blurry; vague; obscure; fuzzy
    電腦屏幕突然變得模糊不清 [MSC, trad.]
    电脑屏幕突然变得模糊不清 [MSC, simp.]
    Wǒ de diànnǎo píngmù tūrán biàndé móhu bùqīng. [Pinyin]
    My computer screen suddenly went blurry.

Adverb[edit]

模糊

  1. vaguely; dimly
    模模糊糊記得樣子 [MSC, trad.]
    模模糊糊记得样子 [MSC, simp.]
    mómóhuhu jìdé tā de yàngzi. [Pinyin]
    I vaguely remember what he looked like.

References[edit]

  • Davidson, Marianne (ed.); Julie Kleeman, Sarah Waldram (2006) Collins Chinese Dictionary (in English/Chinese), 2nd edition edition, Glasgow, New York: Collins, ISBN 978-0-00-722391-6