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ChineseEdit

not; no; (negative prefix) to feel no shame; to have the nerve
simp. and trad.
(不好意思)
好意思

PronunciationEdit


AdjectiveEdit

不好意思

  1. too embarrassed or shy to do something
    他們不好意思 [MSC, trad.]
    他们不好意思 [MSC, simp.]
    Tāmen bùhǎoyìsi zǒu jìn lái. [Pinyin]
    They're too embarrassed to come in.

AntonymsEdit

InterjectionEdit

不好意思

  1. sorry; excuse me
    不好意思現在一會兒 [MSC, trad.]
    不好意思现在一会儿 [MSC, simp.]
    Bùhǎoyìsi, wǒ xiànzài shǒu shàng yǒu shì zài zuò, yīhuìr dǎ gěi nǐ hǎo ma? [Pinyin]
    Sorry, I'm in the middle of something, can I call you back later?

SynonymsEdit

Dialectal synonyms of 不好意思 (“excuse me”)
Variety Location Words
Mandarin Beijing 不好意思
Taiwan 不好意思
Cantonese Guangzhou 唔好意思
Hong Kong 唔好意思
Taishan 唔好意思
Hakka Miaoli (N. Sixian) 敗勢
Liudui (S. Sixian) 壞勢
Hsinchu (Hailu) 敗勢
Dongshi (Dabu) 敗勢歪勢
Taiwanese Raoping 敗勢
Yunlin (Zhao'an) 歹勢
Min Nan Quanzhou 歹勢
Xiamen 歹勢
Zhangzhou 䆀勢
Taipei 歹勢失禮
Kaohsiung 歹勢失禮
Tainan 歹勢失禮
Taichung 歹勢失禮
Yilan 歹勢失禮
Lukang 歹勢失禮
Sanxia 歹勢失禮
Kinmen 歹勢失禮
Magong 歹勢失禮
Hsinchu 歹勢失禮
Malaysia 歹勢無好意思
Chaozhou 孬意思
Wu Shanghai 勿好意思
Dialectal synonyms of 對不起 (“sorry”)
Variety Location Words
Mandarin Beijing 對不起對不住不好意思
Taiwan 對不起
Cantonese Guangzhou 對唔住
Hong Kong 對唔住
Taishan 對唔住
Hakka Miaoli (N. Sixian) 敗勢斯里麻生
Liudui (S. Sixian) 壞勢斯里麻生
Hsinchu (Hailu) 敗勢斯里麻生
Dongshi (Dabu) 敗勢歪勢斯里麻生
Taiwanese Raoping 敗勢斯里麻生
Yunlin (Zhao'an) 歹勢斯里麻生
Jin Taiyuan 對不起
Min Nan Quanzhou 歹勢對不住
Xiamen 歹勢對不住
Zhangzhou 䆀勢對不住
Taipei 歹勢失禮對不住
Kaohsiung 歹勢失禮對不住
Tainan 歹勢失禮對不住
Taichung 歹勢失禮對不住
Yilan 歹勢失禮對不住
Lukang 歹勢失禮對不住
Sanxia 歹勢失禮對不住
Kinmen 歹勢失禮對不住
Magong 歹勢失禮對不住
Hsinchu 歹勢失禮對不住
Malaysia 歹勢
Wu Shanghai 對勿起
Xiang Changsha 對不住
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