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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imperial examination (English)

Pronunciation[edit]


Note:
  • séu-cài - literary;
  • séu-còi - colloquial.

Noun[edit]

秀才

  1. (historical) xiucai (licentiate), a person who had passed imperial examination at the county level, which was held on a yearly basis from 605 until 1905
  2. (historical) a person who had been recommended for a government post by a provincial governor (prior to 605)
  3. (by extension) scholar; intellectual; person of knowledge

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Grade: S Grade: 2

Noun[edit]

秀才 (hiragana しゅうさい, rōmaji shūsai)

  1. prodigy, brilliant person