白面

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See also: 白麵

Chinese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

For pronunciation and definitions of – see 白麵.
(This term, 白面, is the simplified form of 白麵.)
Notes:

Etymology 2[edit]

 
white; empty; blank; bright; clear; plain; pure; gratuitous
 
face; side; surface; aspect; top
simp. and trad.
(白面)

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

白面

  1. (literally) pale face
  2. (figuratively) Short for 白面書生白面书生: a young scholar who is well-versed in academic theories but lacks real life experience