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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”) [map]
Variety Location Words
Formal (Written Standard Chinese) 不好意思
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
Zhuolan (Raoping) 敗勢
Yunlin (Zhao'an) 歹勢
Min Nan Xiamen 歹勢
Quanzhou 歹勢
Zhangzhou 䆀勢
Taipei 歹勢
Kaohsiung 歹勢
Tainan 歹勢
Taichung 歹勢
Wuqi 歹勢
Hsinchu 歹勢
Taitung 歹勢
Lukang 歹勢
Sanxia 歹勢
Yilan 歹勢
Kinmen 歹勢
Magong 歹勢
Penang 歹勢無好意思
Chaozhou 孬意思
Wu Shanghai 勿好意思
Dialectal synonyms of 對不起 (“sorry”) [map]
Variety Location Words
Formal (Written Standard Chinese) 對不起
Mandarin Beijing 對不起
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
Zhuolan (Raoping) 敗勢斯里麻生
Yunlin (Zhao'an) 歹勢斯里麻生
Jin Taiyuan 對不起
Min Dong Matsu 對不住
Min Nan Xiamen 歹勢對不住
Quanzhou 歹勢對不住
Zhangzhou 䆀勢對不住
Taipei 失禮歹勢
Kaohsiung 失禮歹勢
Tainan 失禮歹勢
Taichung 失禮
Wuqi 失禮
Hsinchu 失禮
Taitung 歹勢
Lukang 失禮歹勢
Sanxia 失禮
Yilan 失禮
Kinmen 失禮
Magong 失禮
Penang 歹勢sorry
Wu Shanghai 對勿起
Xiang Changsha 對不住