白痴

CantoneseEdit

simpl.
trad. 白癡

NounEdit

白痴 (simplified, Jyutping baak6 ci1, traditional 白癡)

  1. idiot

Derived termsEdit


JapaneseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Chinese.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

白痴 (hiragana はくち, romaji hakuchi)

  1. idiocy, imbecility
  2. (dated, medicine) profound mental retardation, indicating an IQ of under 25
  3. an idiot, an imbecile
  4. (dated, medicine) a person suffering from profound mental retardation, with an IQ of under 25

Usage notesEdit

No longer used in the clinical sense, much as English idiot is no longer used clinically.

See alsoEdit


MandarinEdit

simpl.
trad. 白癡

PronunciationEdit

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin báichī
Zhuyin ㄅㄞˊ ㄔ
IPA (key) /paɪ̯³⁵ ʈ͡ʂʰʐ̩⁵⁵/

NounEdit

白痴 (simplified, Pinyin báichī, traditional 白癡)

  1. idiot
  2. idiocy

SynonymsEdit

Last modified on 9 April 2014, at 08:38