白話

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See also: 白话

Chinese[edit]

 
white; empty; blank; bright; clear; plain; pure; gratuitous
 
spoken words; speech; dialect; language; talk; conversation; what someone said
trad. (白話)
simp. (白话)

Etymology[edit]

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Pronunciation 1[edit]


Noun[edit]

白話

  1. vernacular Chinese (as opposed to Classical Chinese)
  2. (chiefly Cantonese) Cantonese
    唔識白話 [Cantonese, trad.]
    唔识白话 [Cantonese, simp.]
    Nei5 sik1 m4 sik1 gong2 baak6 waa6-2 gaa3? [Jyutping]
    Do you know Cantonese?
    南寧白話 / 南宁白话  ―  Nánníng báihuà  ―  Nanning Cantonese
  3. (Min Nan) local dialect
  4. (Min Dong) proverb; common saying
Derived terms[edit]

Pronunciation 2[edit]


Noun[edit]

白話

  1. empty words; meaningless talk
  2. (Min Nan) frank words
  3. (Zhangzhou Hokkien) lie; untruth
Synonyms[edit]
Dialectal synonyms of 謊言 (“lie; untruth”) [map]
Variety Location Words
Formal (Written Standard Chinese) 謊言
Mandarin Beijing 謊言, 謊話
Taiwan 謊言, 謊話
Cantonese Guangzhou 大話
Hong Kong 大話
Hakka Miaoli (N. Sixian) 花蓼
Liudui (S. Sixian) 花蓼, 虎膦
Hsinchu (Hailu) 花蓼
Dongshi (Dabu) 花舌
Hsinchu (Raoping) 花蓼
Yunlin (Zhao'an) 花舌
Min Nan Xiamen 白賊, 白賊話
Quanzhou 白賊, 白賊話
Zhangzhou 白賊, 白賊話, 白話
Taipei 白賊, 白賊話
Penang 騙話
Philippines (Manila) 白賊, 白賊話
Derived terms[edit]

Pronunciation 3[edit]


Verb[edit]

白話

  1. (derogatory) to talk nonsense
Derived terms[edit]

Vietnamese[edit]

Hán tự in this term

Noun[edit]

白話

  1. Hán tự form of bạch thoại.