秀才

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Chinese[edit]

 
to ear; beautiful; elegant; outstanding; to show; to display; show
 
ability; talent; endowment; gift; an expert; only (then); only if; just
simp. and trad.
(秀才)
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Pronunciation[edit]


Note:
  • séu-cài - literary;
  • séu-còi - colloquial.
  • Min Nan
  • Wu
  • Noun[edit]

    秀才

    1. (historical, Ming, Qing) xiucai; licentiate (scholar who has passed the entry-level examination to study at a college)
    2. (historical, prior to 605) person recommended for a government post by a provincial governor
    3. (by extension) scholar; intellectual; person of knowledge

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    Japanese[edit]

    Kanji in this term
    しゅう
    Grade: S
    さい
    Grade: 2

    Noun[edit]

    秀才 (hiragana しゅうさい, rōmaji shūsai)

    1. prodigy, brilliant person