白話

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See also: 白话

Chinese[edit]

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

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?
  3. (Min Nan) local dialect
  4. (Min Dong) proverb; common saying
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Pronunciation 2[edit]


Noun[edit]

白話

  1. empty words; meaningless talk
  2. (Min Nan) frank words
  3. (Zhangzhou Min Nan) lie; untruth
Synonyms[edit]
Dialectal synonyms of 謊言 (“lie; untruth”)
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
Zhuolan (Raoping) 花蓼
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
Derived terms[edit]

Pronunciation 3[edit]


Verb[edit]

白話

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

Vietnamese[edit]

Hán tự in this word

Noun[edit]

白話

  1. Hán tự form of bạch thoại